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Louis Easton

 (1866 - 1921)
Louis B. Easton was active/lived in California, Illinois.  Louis Easton is known for arts and crafts, home design and building.

Biography   Louis Easton

"Louis B. Easton and the Simple Life", adapted from a talk for Pasadena Heritage

Louis B. Easton built perhaps 25 houses in Pasadena, California, between 1904 and 1914.  These modest redwood houses gave expression to the Arts & Crafts ideal of simple and gracious living.  They showed newcomers how they might settle in, and make a new life in this Garden of Eden.  It was a journey that Easton, too, had traveled.

Easton's character and life view were shaped by a convergence of 19th Century American Middle Border values—self reliance, hard labor and iron thrift—with emerging ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement.  He was born in 1864 at Halfday Lake, Illinois, a farming community north of Chicago.  L   ...  Displaying 750 of 24319 characters.

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