Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Hunt, Myron, Architect (firm); Myron Hubbard Hunt (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

2 stories

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1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108-1218

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Nephew and protege of the "Big Four" railroad baron, Collis P. Huntington, Henry Edwards Huntington (1856-1927) ammassed an enormous fortune overseeing his uncle's railroad and real estate properties; after 1898, Huntington was a leading figure in the development of an electric streetcar system linking the farflung cities of Southern California; the Pacific Electric line became the spine of one of the largest and most effective mass transit systems ever devised; he purchased the former San Marino Ranch in 1902 for use as a citrus farm; by 1907, he decided to build an elaborate mansion on the estate, designed by the firm of Hunt and Grey; by the time of his death in 1927, Huntington had erected a house, library, botanical garden, and mausoleum on the ranch; with his inexhaustible financial resources, Huntington dominated the worldwide market for rare books from 1900 until his death, and, in 1927, built a separate library to house his unparalleled private collection; after his death, he willed his library and 207-acre estate to a public educational trust; tel: (626) 405-2100 (2004);

PCAD id: 3226