Scott Family From 1951 to 1957

The first years of the business were quite difficult. John was the partner of Armin Richter, a wealthy businessman from Rancho Santa Fe, California. Even though he was originally trained as an architect at the Bauhaus in Berlin, he would have to start all over to get his license. So he became a building contractor, doing design work as well. Eventually he bought out Armin Richter, and set up his own firm. The Scotts went on quite a few camping trips. They also established friendships with many German immigrants.