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Dr. S. S. Crow House
Pasadena, California, 1909-10
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Dr. S.S. Crow House
Pasadena, California

Designed and executed entirely under Henry Greene's direction, the Crow house and grounds designed for Edward Crocker show the younger brother's mature ability. The single-story structure is arranged around a narrow courtyard in a U-shaped plan whose open end stands away from the street. One wing of the plan is devoted to the service functions of the house, the opposite wing to family bedrooms. The link between the two is devoted to living room and dining room. Glazed doors opposite the entry provide garden views beyond the courtyard from which light floods into the north wing through a continuous wall of casement windows that open into the hallway serving the bedroom chambers. Edward Savage Crocker and his wife, Adelaide, purchased Dr. Crow's house in January 1911. Crocker was responsible for doubling the size of the property by purchasing land to the west of the residence and enhancing it with extensive gardens and out buildings designed by Henry Greene.