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March 4, 2017
March 4, 2017 –
Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been destroyed! Now it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations in the country. Let one of our trained docents lead you through the historic neighborhood and reveal its many hidden and unusual architectural details, old alleyways, and historic signs.
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March 21, 2017
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Postwar architecture is finding new and growing appreciation, and many homes and buildings designed after 1945 now qualify as landmarks. Pasadena boasts many fine examples which, though lesser known, have much to teach us about dramatic changes in architectural design and taste. What were the influences that led to the creation of this new architecture? How did new materials, engineering advances, and public tastes contribute to the work of mid-century architects? As these buildings need restoration, what new skills and approaches are needed? And how is mid-century design affecting architecture today? These questions and more will be explored, as a preamble to our modern Works spring home tour on March 26. – see Tours for details and tickets.
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March 26, 2017
March 26, 2017
Pasadena's postwar years saw a plethora of hyper-contemporary and experimental home designs, many of which overlook the arroyo. From Mid-Century post-and-beam to late modern glass-and-steel wonders, this year's home tour will visit multiple architect-designed private homes constructed after 1945. Guests will drive themselves to each location where docents will provide guided tours of interior and exterior features.
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April 1, 2017
April 1, 2017 N/A
This free presentation covers the historic district’s long history. See images of the earliest days of this commercial district, evidence of its blighted state in the 1980s, learn how Pasadena Heritage and others saved it from the wrecking ball, and why many of Old Pasadena’s buildings have split personalities. The talk is free, but you must RSVP to reserve seats. The following guided walking tour requires a pre-purchased ticket — see Tours for details and tickets.
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