Sunday, June 2, 2013

El Retiro


According to the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society, El Retiro was built in 1911, and designed by architect T.M. Webster. 

Although I can't yet confirm that it is the same person, there is a T.M. Webster listed, along with C.J. Pegler, as a Vestry member, and one of the "movers and shakers" in the early days of Ascension Church

The home's furnishings were featured in a 1999 issue of American Bungalow magazine. 


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    1. I do too. I took this a few weeks ago, so I'm sure it's long gone now... :-(

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  2. I thought I was here just yesterday but that doesn't explain how I missed so many posts.

    I especially love your history posts.

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    1. Confession... I've done a bit of Blogger Bait and Switch. I got overwhelmed by life and skipped a couple of days. Didn't want to miss Theme Day (took that photo when I was with you!), so I got caught up. Today, I resumed normal operations, so there may have been quite a few posts since you were here.

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  3. I love the Wisteria AND the banana plant!!! And aren't you the wily one sneaking a few posts in on us!!!

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    1. Thanks, Chieftess! I don't want to break my streak. Thanks to this week, it wasn't a post each day. But there is a post FOR each day, so I'm counting that as a win! :)

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  4. oh i bet it smells great sitting underneath all that wisteria!

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    1. Oh, that smell is amazing, isn't it?

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  5. I hear you have had some warmer weather. That porch looks nice and cool. Glad for Petrea's comment & your response :). Hope you are doing okay!

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    1. Luckily, out weather has settled down a bit. Very pleasant. Haha - sorry I bamboozled everyone! I'm doing okay, thank you. Learning to bargain with the crutches, so that they don't let me fall down! I'm looking forward to the next few weeks passing. Although, maybe I needed a bit of a slowdown!

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    2. It is frustrating but sounds like you can move around a little. A plus!!! Take care and take your time!

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  6. Bungalows are one of my favorite types of architecture and this is a great one. The plantings make it look homey.

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    1. Don't they? I love bungalows, too.

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