of 1902, John Durand, a millionaire Chicago businessman, purchased 10 acres-half a block of property known as
"Arlington Heights" in Pasadena, California. With 17,000 square feet of floor space - fifty rooms
in three stories - the home was said to be the largest in Southern
California, if not the entire southwest. The property remained with the family until John M. Durand
III died in 1960. The furnishings and art objects were then sold at public
auction in 1961, and the home was razed. The card was mailed in 1915.