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Altadena Modernism at Former Medical Building on Mariposa

20 East Mariposa

The modest art deco flourish over the front door suggests a bit of aesthetic history in the building that stands on the southeast corner of Fair Oaks and Mariposa.  

We found out about it in the September 23, 1936 copy of the Altadena Press: “Altadena has new medical building now completed at Mariposa and Fair Oaks. Italian Renaissance architecture of exterior contrast with conservative modernism of interior finishing in the new $15,000 building built by Dr. C. L. Haines.”

Today the building serves as apartments.

According to real estate site, the building recently sold. To see more photos including interior shots, click here.