Currier House, Pomona

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Recently I posted here about the Phillips Mansion. Now let’s focus on its neighbor, the Currier House (pictured), a distinctive 1907 home commissioned by A.T. Currier (1840-1928), a state senator, sheriff and philanthropist who was a leading citizen of the Pomona Valley.

The house is original, but the background isn’t. In 2004 the structure was relocated to Pomona from its original location in what is today’s City of Industry. The photo was taken sometime after the move. The house was placed next to the Phillips Mansion on the same lot, 2640 Pomona Blvd., and like the mansion is owned by the Historical Society of the Pomona Valley.

As is evident from the photo, the house needs a lot of work, but at least it was saved from the wrecking ball. The neighborhood is industrial and the two homes really stand out from their surroundings.

The Currier House’s architect was Ferdinand Davis and the construction cost was $12,000 (no doubt a lot of money back then). Read more about the Currier House and Phillips Mansion on the website of the Historical Society.

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  • Kristin McConnell

    woooowwww….!!! :) I can’t wait to see it restored!

  • Ramona

    It’s hard to believe that an old house of that size could be moved at all without it crumbling in a heap.

    I worked next door to the Phillips Mansion for many years and enjoyed a tour from time to time.

    I left that job in 2003 so I didn’t get to see the Currier House moved on site. I’ll wager that no one who lived or worked along Pomona Blvd. got much done on the day(s) of the move.

    [From the looks of the house, it might not survive a second move! -- DA]

  • James Rodriguez

    Looks like its address could be 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

    [Ha ha! Home of TV's "The Munsters," for those not in the know. -- DA]

  • Bob House

    Wish there was a shot of A.T. standing at the front of the porch — Currier and Eaves.

    [Or he could have posed with Charles Ives. -- DA]

  • rwk1950

    Does anyone know the actual address of where the Currier House once stood?