Howser uncovered interesting people and historical places in shows like California’s Gold and was known for his child-like sense of wonder and excitement.
But the legendary host, who retired last year, also had a unique connection to Pasadena, besides the episodes he filmed in the city. See an interactive map of places he visited here.
Howser owned a house that was perched atop a small volcano and originally designed by well-known architect Harold J. Bissner, Jr., Curbed LA noted in November 2011.
Bissner was born in Pasadena and his son, Harold J. Bissner III, founded an Altadena-based contracting corporation in 1984.
The photos Curbed LA shared of the home—isolated in the middle of the desert—show its resemblance to a UFO or something out of a retro sci-fi film.
Eventually, Howser donated the home to Chapman University around May 2012 for use as a set for film students, field trip destination and more, Chapman University publication The Panther reported.
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