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Batchelder: Tilemaker

There is a fantastic exhibit currently on display at the Pasadena Museum of History.

For those living and doing real estate in Pasadena you may have heard the term “Bathchelder fireplace”

This describes the tiles used in the fireplace surround of some homes in the early 20th century designed by local Pasadena tile maker.

This was the most complete display I have seen of the artists work with descriptions of how their company in Pasadena evolved over the years of operation.

Added bonus the museum has recently acquired the archives for this noteworthy tile maker and is in the process of trying to collect and document images of the tiles that still exist out in the world. This is a great opportunity for those who think they may have a Batchelder  fireplace in their home to take a picture and send it to the museum for verification and possible inclusion in the archive!

This exhibit is on until February 12th. Don’t miss it!

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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