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Mrs. Francis F. Prentiss
Pasadena, California, 1917-37
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Mortimer Fleishhacker, Sr. House Gothic Room Addition
San Francisco, California

Charles Greene labored for more than three years over this proposed addition to the Fleishhackers’ San Francisco residence. Designed to hold Mr. Fleishhacker’s collection of European art, Charles Greene’s long delays in producing the detailed drawings were too much for his client, who eventually abandoned the project. Cost may also have been a factor, since the Great Depression had begun shortly after the design phase got underway. One of the notable features of the design was the specification for a Catalan-style vaulted ceiling of Guastavino tile.