Potting house, retaining wall, [etc.], for Mr. Francis F. Prentiss, 1188 Hillcrest Ave., Pasadena, [Calif.]


Greene, Henry Mather, 1870-1954
Prentiss, Francis F
Greene & Greene
Potting house, retaining wall, [etc.], for Mr. Francis F. Prentiss, 1188 Hillcrest Ave., Pasadena, [Calif.]
Collection Name
Greene & Greene architectural drawings, papers and photographs
Houses; Retaining walls; Outbuildings; Grounds; Architecture--United States; Pasadena (Calif.); Cordelia A. Culbertson house (Pasadena, Calif.); Francis F. Prentiss house (Pasadena, Calif.)
Detail drawings; Sketches; perspective views (images); Architectural drawings; Orthographic drawings; Pencil drawings; Blueprints; Crayon drawings; Designs and plans
Physical Description
18 sheets : various media ; 50.8 x 78 cm (20 x 30 3/8 in.) or smaller
Most of the drawings are encapsulated in mylar. Many are severely damaged.
Bracketed title elements supplied by cataloger or taken from inventory.
Set includes two booklets, typewritten original and carbon copy, entitled "Specifications for a one story frame and masonry potting house for Mr. Francis F. Prentiss, Pasadena, California, June 1931, Henry M. Greene, Architect, job no. 514". Original booklet is stamped "Set no. 1, office copy", copy stamped "Set no. 3". Both have 4 pages and neither was accessioned or photographed.
This set consists of 13 drawings, graphite on tracing paper; 2 drawings, graphite on paper; 1 drawing, graphite and crayon on tracing paper; 1 drawing, blueprint on paper; and 1 drawing, blueprint with crayon annotations on paper.
Charles and Henry were each involved in various additional designs for Mrs. Francis F. Prentiss who had now become as much identified with the Cordelia A. Culbertson house as the Culbertsons themselves" -- Greene & Greene, architecture as a fine art, by Randell L. Makinson, Salt Lake City, Peregrine Smith, 1977, p. 261.
Scale varies.
Set also includes a sheet of stationery from the "Williams Radiator Co." with calculations on it and a sheet of stationery from "Edwars H. Rust, Nurseryman" with notes about plants on the verso. Neither of these was accessioned nor photographed.
Library Location
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
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Greene & Greene architectural records and papers collection, ca. 1896-ca. 1963
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