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Dana Webster Bartlett

director , pastor , Congregationalist minister

Dana Webster Bartlett, American clergyman. member City Planning Committee, 1910, Municipal Housing Commission, 1909-1921. Lecturer.

Background

Bartlett, Dana Webster was born on October 27, 1860 in Bangor, Maine, United States. Son of Daniel Webster and Mary Jane (Crosby) Bartlett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Iowa (now Grinnell) College, 1882. Yale Division School, 1884-1885. Graduate Chicago Theological Seminary, 1887.

(Doctor of Divinity, Grinnell College, 1911).

Career

He was an early advocate of the City Beautiful movement. He was pastor of Phillips Church, Salt Lake City. He moved to Los Angeles in 1896 to manage the Bethlehem Institute, also called the Bethlehem Institutional Church.

The Institute was a non-denominational social, educational and social service center for working-class and immigrant people which covered six city lots. He influenced social work education and research, helping organize field research by students from the University of Southern California and Occidental College who would visit the slums of Los Angeles and write up their findings. He is one of the honorees in the California Social Work Hall of Distinction.

A Progressive, he campaigned for public baths, social reforms, and workers’ rights to organize. Bartlett died in Los Angeles.

Membership

Member City Planning Committee, 1910, Municipal Housing Commission, 1909-1921.

Connections

Married Mattie B. McCullough, of Socorro, New Mexico, September 12, 1887. Children: Margaret, Eloise, Lucille, Esther, Beulah.

father:
Daniel Webster Bartlett

mother:
Mary Jane (Crosby) Bartlett

spouse:
Mattie B. McCullough

child:
Beulah Bartlett

child:
Margaret Bartlett

child:
Eloise Bartlett

child:
Esther Bartlett

child:
Lucille Bartlett