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Monday, 23 October 2006

The Historical Society of Pomona Valley is seeking funding for the restoration of the Currier House, which was moved to the 2400 block of Pomona Boulevard from Industry in January 2004. The house had been vacant for 10 to 15 years.

"After Advertisement the Currier was moved, with the costs covered by Industry, it was reassembled but it took nearly a year for it to be permanently secured..."

"So far the Historical Society has invested close to $150,000 on the Currier House, including $36,000 to build a foundation for the house and the accompanying carriage house and $60,000 in fees associated with the dismantling and reassembly."

"...plans call for seeking a grant from the California Cultural and Historic Endowment...the plan is to restore the house and make it available for weddings and meetings..."

"The Currier House was built in 1907 by Alvin Tyler Currier and was designed by Pomona architect Ferdinand Davis, who designed other prominent buildings in the city including the Masonic Lodge, the Ebell, Trinity Methodist Church and the Pomona City Stables, which in 2004 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, Gallivan said."

"The building reflects the transition period from the ornate Victorian architecture to the simpler and more utilitarian Craftsman..."

"Currier was an important figure in Pomona. According to the Brackett History of Pomona Valley, Currier was a native of Maine who came to this area in 1869 and purchased a 2,500-acre ranch five miles west of Pomona. The ranch was close to the Southern Pacific rail stations in Spadra and Walnut."

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune
An old classic Pomona group seeks funding for Currier home
By Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 October 2006 )
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Alvin Tyler Currier was a great great.....grandfather of mine. my brother Tyler, is named after him. My grandpa Currier Thatcher, was named after him too.

Posted by rachael, on 07/23/2008 at 11:29

Ferdinand Davis was my great grandfather. His son Raymond was my grandfather. I plan to take the 2009 tour of historical sites along with one of my daughter and granddaughters.

Posted by Donna Davis Young, on 01/27/2009 at 09:32

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