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Renwick House

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 26mm ISO 200 3- bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP2, TpzSim; PsCS6

After ten years of marriage and the death of her husband, Helen Goodwin Renwick left Iowa and brought her son to Claremont, California.  Mrs. Renwick then built her house in 1900 where she raised her son and became a philanthropist to Pomona College.  Mrs. Renwick died at the age of 86 in July, 1930, bequeathing her home to Pomona College.  From the obituary published July 31, 1930 in the Claremont Courier  I found this charming line about Mrs. Renwick:

Following a romance of unusual charm she was married to William Renwick in 1879 and together they enjoyed their home and a companionship in Davenport, Iowa for 10 years.

The Renwick House now serve as the offices of the Pomona College Annual Giving department.

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Sumner House

 

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 35mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/13 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Sumner House (1887) is the oldest home in Claremont, California.  This Queen Anne Victorian was the home of Reverend Charles Burt Sumner, once of the founders of Pomona College.  The house was moved to its current location, First Street and College Avenue approximately ten years after construction and serves as the anchor point of the southern perimeter of the college.  The home is owned by Pomona College and it is now used as a guest house for the college.

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