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The Grove House

Pitzer College

Originally built as the home of a Claremont citrus grower, the Grove House was saved from potential demolition by moving it to the Pitzer College campus. In 1977, it was moved north of Mead Hall. Here at Pitzer, the house has had a new lease on life, serving as a campus social center.

Built in 1902, during the height of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, it is an impressive architectural example of the California bungalow style, characteristic of that period.

Restored and furnished in a manner appropriate to its heritage, the Grove House provides students and faculty with comfortable spaces to meet, study or have lunch.

The Grove House kitchen offers a daily menu that includes a homemade lunch entree, sandwiches, bagels, fresh baked cookies, coffee, tea, and an assortment of fresh juices. Other spaces in the house include the Ecology Center, the Bert Meyers Poetry Room, the Hinshaw Art Gallery, a Women's Center, a guest room and a meeting room. The house also regularly hosts a variety of events, including poetry readings and musical performances.

During the academic year, lunch entrees are served Monday through Friday with cookie, fruit, pickle wedge, and beverage. Sandwiches are also available. Cookies, bagels, coffee, juice, tea and lemonade are available during all Grove House hours.

Senior Thesis
Grove House at Pitzer College (2012)
Leah Wellman Quayle