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Old Posted Mar 13, 2014, 1:31 AM
Tetsu Tetsu is offline
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post

..and here's another Blick & Moore.
Two really outstanding houses! I can definitely see the comparison to early, pre-Craftsman Greene & Greene work. I've heard it said the Shingle style was inexplicably popular in Pasadena (it was mainly an east coast style), supposedly because of the large number of well-to-do folks moving from back east. The Shingle style was thought of as a "high architecture" style because its relative simplicity didn't translate well to lower budget construction. (Have a look at the end of page 15 & the start of page 16 of this document for more info)

Joseph Blick was a Pasadena-based architect and many of his works still remain. He did the Pasadena Star News Building which still stands on Colorado Boulevard, the Scottish Rite Cathedral nearby, and the Post House at 360 S. Grand Avenue (down the street from the current Shakespeare Club), which clearly came from the same era as the two houses e_r shared:

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