The Seaborg Home was the family home of Nobel-prize winning chemist and nuclear pioneer, Glenn Seaborg from 1922 to 1934. Herman Theodore (Ted) with their children Glenn Theodore Seaborg and Jeanette (Seaborg) Bonniksen to Home Gardens, California. The family purchased a home on 9237 San Antonio Avenue in an area of Home Gardens later annexed to the city of South Gate, California. H. Thedore and Selma Seaborg lived in the home until their deaths in 1957 and 1968 respectively.
While living in the home, Glenn Seaborg attended Home Gardens Grammar School (now Victoria Avenue Elementary School), David Starr Jordan High School, and the University of California, Los Angeles. At the age of 14, Seaborg began keeping a daily journal. These journals have since been published in several volumes and contain considerable detail about Seaborg's early life in the home. Seaborg helped work his way through school with jobs as a stevedore and fruit packer. He also gained employment on the graveyard shift as a laboratory... Read More