Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Hunt, Myron, Architect (firm); Kwiatkowski, Louis, Architect (firm); John Blake (landscape contractor); Paul Joseph Howard (landscape architect); Myron Hubbard Hunt (architect); Louis Kwiatkowski (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

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363 South Orange Grove Avenue
South Arroyo, Pasadena, CA 91105

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In 1909, the address of the Fowler House was given as "363 Grove Street."

Overview

Eldridge M., a businessman, and Margaret Brewer Fowler, an educator and notable philanthropist, resided in this residence on South Orange Grove Avenue's "Millionaires Row" for many years. Eldridge died in 1904, but Margaret continued to lived here well into the 1920s. She also erected a residence in Chino Hills, CA, near one of her chief philanthropic interests, the George Junior Republic (aka the California Junior Republic), a school for delinquent boys. She provided funding to find various means--other than jails and reform schools--to redirect the energies of "problem" boys. Margaret Fowler was also an important donor to women's higher education causes and the YWCA. (See Boys Republic, "Our Legacy: Margaret Fowler," accessed 06/21/2016.)

Alteration

Margaret Fowler's friend, Myron H. Hunt (1868-1952), designed alterations to the Fowler House in 1915. Hunt designed the garden illustrated with Paul Joseph Howard and the gardener John Blake. (See Library of Congress, "Mrs. Eldridge Merick Fowler house, 363 Grove Street, Pasadena, California," accessed 06/21/2016.)

PCAD id: 20254