Pilgrim Place – Porter Hall
(Claremont, CA)

Founded in 1915 to help provide temporary housing for missionaries, Pilgrim Place is a nonprofit senior community for those serving in religious or charitable organizations. The nonprofit initially had two houses on the grounds of what is now Scripps College but relocated to its current 33-acre campus in the 600 block of Mayflower Road in the mid-1920s. Pilgrim Place offers various levels of assisted care for its residents, with most residents living independently in cottage-style homes.

Porter Hall was built in 1930 in memory of Mary Porter and houses the library, guest rooms and community conference room


  • Structural/Seismic
  • Plaster
  • Doors/Windows
  • Roofing
  • Accessibility
  • Flooring
  • Protective Coatings- Painting
  • Waterproofing
  • Elevator Installation
  • Fire Life Safety

Design Team

Owner: Pilgrim Place
Architect: Brian R. Bloom
Restoration Contractor: Spectra Company

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