Born in Ohio and educated at MIT, the Greene brothers designed several of
the most distinguished Arts and Crafts houses in the United States, mostly in
Pasadena and other towns in southern California. Combining Japanese-inspired
wood construction and individually designed and handcrafted furniture and
objects for houses that opened into the beautiful California climate, Greene and
Greene defined the California bungalow in the early twentieth century. This
stained-glass window was designed for the house of the Los Angeles businessman
Earle C. Anthony, for whom the brothers had also designed a showroom for his
Packard dealership. The mixture of Japanese-inspired line with California
florahere the live oakwas typical of the their design sensibility.
The Greene and Greene papers are spread among three repositories: the
Gamble House, the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley, and the Avery
Library. Under the aegis of the Gamble House, now a house museum belonging to
the University of Southern California, the three repositories cooperated on a
"virtual archive" of the three collections.