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Japanese Teahouse

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Japanese Teahouse Interpretive Panel at Ardenwood Historic Farm, part of East Bay Regional Park District. Published by East Bay Regional Park District.

JAPANESE TEAHOUSE This site, referred to by family and friends as the “Teahouse” Field, actually contains the ruins of the Japanese Commissioner’s Office building which was part of the Pan Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco in 1915. After the close of the Expo, Clara Patterson Layson had the building disassembled and relocated to this site. She then contracted Julia Morgan to remodel the building into a residence. When Clara died on May 29, 1917 work stopped and the residence was never completed. On December 8, 1941, fire burned the building. Clara Patterson Layson Photo courtesy of the Patterson House Collection Photo courtesy of Society of California Pioneers

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