Each tour is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in length.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
“From Victorian to Modern” explores Pasadena’s original downtown which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as it has transformed over the years from its Victorian roots, through its years of deterioration, and back to being an example of downtown restoration for the entire country as one of Pasadena Heritage’s first preservation success stories. You are encouraged to stay in Old Pasadena for dinner following the tour or purchase a ticket to the Thursday evening Art Curator Discussion and Reception at the Pasadena Museum of History.
Development of the 210 freeway changed the residential landscape of Pasadena. It is estimated that the 210 Freeway caused the demolition of over 3000 homes in Pasadena and devalued adjoining neighborhoods. However, if one looks closely, remarkable examples of the Bungalow past are still present and are explored on this tour.
This tour includes a particular emphasis on the early Craftsman style of architect Sylvanus Marston. Visit one of his homes under restoration by master woodworker Jim Ipekjian. The district is also home to one of the remaining bungalows from St. Francis Court, Pasadena’s oldest bungalow Court.
The “Fountains on Foot” walking tour leaves from the Pasadena Convention Center and visits the renowned Civic Center Historic District to view a fascinating array of water features designed by some of Pasadena’s best architects. From historic to contemporary, we reveal the history of the fountains and the buildings they were designed to complement.
The historic Orange Heights neighborhood, listed on the National Register in 1995, includes 85 contributing homes. The Tour will cover four streets within the District lined with trees from the original orchards planted here and will focus on the work of master builder D.M. Renton who crafted many of the homes.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
Mountain View Cemetery is nestled below the San Gabriel Mountains and is one of the last family-owned and operated cemeteries in the area. Guests will learn about the lives and deaths of some of Pasadena’s pioneer families, California statesmen, and other historically significant figures. Boxed picnic dinners are included.
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