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Miss Mary L. Ranney House
Pasadena, California, 1907
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Miss Mary L. Ranney House
Pasadena, California

Mary L. Ranney was one of the talented draftspersons who apprenticed with the Greenes before leaving architecture completely in 1913 to found Pasadena’s Westridge School for Girls. During her tenure, she was allowed to claim credit for two projects she designed at the Greene & Greene office. This was a rare honor for a non-principal in a firm. One of these projects was Miss Ranney’s own home in Pasadena, the last project designed at the Park Place office. The house was designed as a two-story rectangular block but with many of the signature characteristics of the Greene & Greene firm. It had clinker-brick foundation walls, wooden construction, asymmetrical windows, and limited decoration. In 1912, a complementary wing addition was added on the northeast side of the house.