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March 3, 2018
9:00 am: Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour9:00 am: Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour
March 3, 2018 –
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. This tour is available on the first Saturday of each month except November!
10:00 am: Landmark District and Mills Act How-to Workshop10:00 am: Landmark District and Mills Act How-to Workshop
March 3, 2018 –
In Pasadena, Landmark Districts are historic neighborhoods designated at the local level and protected by zoning laws. Designated properties are typically eligible for grants or tax incentives for rehabilitation projects through programs like the Mills Act. How do you know if your property or neighborhood is eligible? What is the application process? These questions and more will be addressed our staff, speakers from the City Planning Department, and local citizens participating in each of the programs.
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March 8, 2018
7:00 pm: Spring Lecture and Documentary Screening by author Kelly Comras7:00 pm: Spring Lecture and Documentary Screening by author Kelly Comras
March 8, 2018 –
On March 8th at 7:00 p.m. Pasadena Heritage will present author Kelly Comras who will speak on the career and accomplishments of distinguished mid-century landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn. The evening also includes a screening of the documentary film about Ms. Shellhorn and a book-signing will follow the talk and film. Ruth Shellhorn, mid-century landscape architect who defined regional aesthetic of Southern California, is perhaps best known for her work on the Bullock’s department stores and her work with Walt Disney on the original design of Disneyland. Shellhorn also designed the landscape master plan for UC at Riverside and other campuses as well as a number of private gardens and estates for movie stars and business leaders in the Los Angeles region.
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March 14, 2018
6:30 pm: Participate Pasadena Community Meeting6:30 pm: Participate Pasadena Community Meeting
March 14, 2018 –
The meeting will focus on Mansionization in non-hillside Pasadena neighborhoods that do not have Landmark District designation. Large new single-family homes and major remodels have been on the upswing and can change the character and scale of residential streets and neighborhoods. The City of Pasadena is in the process of drafting new regulations on single-family construction, and information gathered at this meeting will provide constructive input. The evening’s agenda also includes an introduction to the City’s upcoming Specific Plan process where eight areas of the city are targeted to receive special consideration under the recently updated General Plan.
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March 17, 2018
9:00 am: Markham Place Neighborhood Walking Tour9:00 am: Markham Place Neighborhood Walking Tour
March 17, 2018 –
The Governor Markham Landmark District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Pasadena, and residences included in the District parallel Pasadena’s growth from incorporation as a city in 1886. Ninety-four percent of the homes were constructed between 1891 and 1933. This area became an official Landmark District in 2005 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, nominated by Pasadena Heritage.
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March 25, 2018
9:00 am: Spring Home Tour - Better Homes and Gardens9:00 am: Spring Home Tour - Better Homes and Gardens
March 25, 2018 –
With articles such as “Create the perfect front yard and backyard landscapes with our gardening tips,” Better Homes and Gardens, first published in 1922, continues to be one of America’s favorite magazines. Filled with beautiful pictures of architecture, home decor, landscape, furniture, recipes, and more, it has everything a homeowner needs to create an indoor-outdoor living space that has been and will always be a standard for California living.
Pasadena Heritage’s Spring Home Tour, “Better Homes and Gardens”, invites guests to see and experience how various styles of architecture and landscape influence each other and come together to create perfect harmony. From the “curb appeal” to the private interiors, featured houses demonstrate the ideals of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly.
The tour is a drive-yourself tour with trained docents at each location. Prior to the tour a lecture will be presented on architectural and landscape styles and influences from the past to the present day. Visit our website for updated information.
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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN GREENE AND GREENE
In celebration of Pasadena Heritage’s 40 years of preservation, we honor the work of the Gamble House and others who have been partners with us in ensuring that Charles and Henry Greene’s architectural legacy endures in Pasadena. Craftsman Weekend has several offerings that highlight their masterpieces and allow guests the opportunity to delve into the details of these masters.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
The Gamble House Lectures and Tours
Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
$30 nonmembers / $25 members
Attend one of two lectures, presented by The Gamble House Speakers Bureau, followed by a docent-guided tour of this National Historic Landmark.
“Asian-Inspired Influences on the Design of The Gamble House”
The 1853 opening of Japan had a profound impact on Western fin de siècle art and culture. Curious to experience the lure of the Orient, David and Mary Gamble and family spent 16 weeks on tour in 1908. Charles and Henry Greene memorialized their travels through numerous subtle Asian references in their new Pasadena home.
“The Culture of the Arroyo Seco and The Gamble House”
The Arts & Crafts Movement in England and Scotland led to a revival of hand craftsmanship and art throughout Europe and in the United States. Near Los Angeles, California, two parallel threads of artistic achievement, one in the urban center of Pasadena and another near the stream bed of the Arroyo Seco, occurred simultaneously. The expressions of the Arts & Crafts ideals in the Arroyo occurred across several artistic disciplines and are a part of our local Southern California cultural heritage.
Cabinet Maker Studio Tour
Friday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
or 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
$85 nonmember / $90 member
You are invited to an exclusive look at how some of the world’s finest furniture and decorative arts are made, right here in Pasadena! Visit the studio of cabinet makers Jim and Jack Ipekjian. Topics and demonstrations will include design and construction of a Greene and Greene chair, hand carving and inlay, and casework with clever storage. Tour also includes a viewing of available pieces made by Jim and son Jack. This is a one hour tour and presentation followed by questions and discussions. Tickets will be limited to 20 people each so make your reservations ASAP!
The Arroyo Terrace Walking Tour
Friday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
$25 nonmember / $22 members
Visit the historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, which boasts a concentration of homes designed by Charles and Henry Greene. The tour, which starts in front of the magnificent Gamble House, will examine the area’s rich architectural offerings, including the Cole House, the Duncan-Irwin House, and Charles Greene’s own home.
Movie Screening “The Gamble House” and Reception
Friday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$50 nonmember / $45 members
“The Gamble House” documentary tells the incredible story of brothers Charles and Henry Greene who were pushed reluctantly into architecture only to design and build the most seminal and stunning Arts & Crafts houses in America. Join us at the Westridge School for Girls for a screening of “The Gamble House” documentary followed by a meet and greet reception with the director and producer, Don Hahn. Don Hahn has produced such animated classics as “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast” as well as the 2017 live-action “Beauty and the Beast”. His documentaries include “Earth”, “Oceans” and “High Ground” and many others.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
“Building the Greene and Greene Blacker House” Private Tour
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$250 nonmember / $220 member
The Blacker House is one of the finest expressions of domestic architecture in the world. Join Jim and Jack Ipekjian, who oversaw the restoration of the house and reproduced lost furniture and lighting, for an in-depth tour where they will discuss the construction, materials, and design of this Arts & Crafts masterpiece. Tickets will be limited to 15 people each, so make your reservations ASAP!
The Greene and Greene
Blacker House Reception
Saturday 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
$115 nonmember / $100 member
Pasadena Heritage is delighted to host an exclusive tour and reception at the Robert R. Blacker House in Pasadena. This masterpiece, designed by Charles and Henry Greene, was stripped of its interior fixtures, stained-glass windows and furnishings before Pasadena Heritage and concerned citizens could intervene. The current owners have had the home restored, and nearly all of its furnishings, lighting, windows and doors have been returned or recreated. They also recently acquired the adjacent lot, part of the original estate, and recreated the lovely gardens which received a 2016 Pasadena Preservation Award. The Blacker House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to be a testament to Pasadena’s great architectural heritage. After the tour, guests will enjoy wine and light hors d’oeuvres served in the elegant gardens. Guests are asked to wear soft-sole shoes and no interior photography is allowed.