The Robinson House
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The Laurabelle Robinson House was commissioned in 1905 by lawyer and financier Henry Robinson and his wife, Laurabelle.  Mr. Robinson was instrumental in developing the Huntington Library, California Institute of Technology, and the Mount Palomar Observatory.  He was also a domestic and international advisor for 30 years to presidents Wilson, Coolidge, and Hoover. President Herbert Hoover was a frequent over-night guest at the Robinson House. Robinson was also responsible for bringing Einstein to California. Among other notable positions, Robinson was also the first chairman of the trustees of the Huntington Library after Henry Huntington's death.   The Robinson house was designed by architects Greene and Greene and was contracted by Peter Hall. Phaedra and Mark Ledbetter purchased the dilapidated estate in 1998, and lived in the carriage house during the 6 1/2 year restoration. The house looks west over the Arroyo Seco with incredible sunset views of the historic Colorado Street Bridge and San Gabriel Mountains.