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26 February 2009
Pasadena architectural historian John Ripley sends photographs of his city’s Prairie buildings. The best known of these is undoubtedly the Scofield House, designed by Frederick L. Roehrig in 1909. Located on “Millionaire’s Row” on South Orange Grove Boulevard (part of the Rose Parade route), the Scofield House and two of its Roehrig-designed neighbors were bought by Ambassador College in the 1950s; the houses were put up for auction when the College closed in 2003 and since that time are again private residences.

Roehrig was a prolific society architect, turning out designs in varied styles for his well-to-do clients. Notable buildings include the Hotel Green and Castle Green, the Ramsay-Durfee Mansion, and the Frederick Hastings Rindge House.


As always, I welcome your comments about this site or any Prairie School building.

John A. Panning, Lake City, Iowa


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