Photograph of a street view of the large H.C. Merritt residence, Pasadena, ca.1916. The three-story mansion sits on top of a hill on a large estate. Surrounded by an immaculate lawn, the mansion features a federal-style façade where the building is symmetric. Balustrades circle certain areas on the roof, it encloses the balcony, and it flanks the entrance to the front door. The estate is surrounded by a fancy and lavishly decorated concrete wall. Past the front gates are several flights of stairs that lead to the mansion entrance.