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Maj. John H. Poole House
Pasadena, California, 1917-1919
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Maj. John H. Poole House
Pasadena, California
1917, 1919

The Greenes developed two residential schemes for John H. Poole to be located in the Mira Vista development on the west bank of the Arroyo Seco. This development was a subdivision of the Armour Estate and was bordered by Mira Vista terrace, Linda Vista Avenue and San Rafael Heights. The broadside advertised "commanding views unsurpassed by any part of Southern California," with all the modern urban necessities-sewer, water, telephone, light, gas-completed. There was a quarter million gallon reservoir adjacent to the lots. The plan shows 19 plots of land in one large elliptical shape with a curving drive winding its way through the property. There was one large round plot right at the entrance. Several plots are marked "sold" and others indicate the outline of where a house might be located. The largest, #3 at the entrance, is marked sold and labeled "$25,000."

Neither of the two designs for Poole were executed, although the footings for the second scheme were reportedly begun. Poole later purchased a 1916 English-style house designed by another architect in the same neighborhood.