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Category: Tour9:00 am: Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour

9:00 am: Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour

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Craftsman Weekend offers guests the opportunity to get to know greater Pasadena and all it has to offer with a wide variety of tours.



Cemetery Walking Tour
Friday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$25 nonmember / $22 members

Founded in 1872 by some of the foremost pioneers of the area, San Gabriel Cemetery has served families of all faiths for more than 130 years. Some of Pasadena’s greatest architects and history-makers are laid to rest at the San Gabriel Cemetery, one of the San Gabriel Valley’s most beautiful park-like settings. As we approach the holiday season of celebrating those who have gone before us, take a guided afternoon walk through the cemetery and learn more about the lives and deaths of Henry Greene, Myron Hunt, and others. Similar tour offered on Sunday.



Bungalow Courts Lecture and Bus Tour
Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Lecture $22 nonmember / $18 member
Saturday 10: 00 am – 12:30 pm
Tour $50 nonmember / $45 member

Pasadena is generally attributed as the birthplace of the bungalow court, a form of multi-family housing that involved groupings of small one-story individual houses or duplexes oriented around a common landscaped courtyard, usually on one property. Developed from 1909 through 1942, bungalow courts evolved from transient, seasonal use to permanent residences and appeared in many architectural styles. Having a wide variety of character and appearance, the city’s inventory of bungalow courts is significant as a regional type of low-density multi-family housing that combined the individual privacy of a single residence with shared community space. Attend this lecture presented by architectural historians Bill Ellinger, John Ripley and Juan Dela Cruz followed by a docent-guided bus tour of Bungalow Courts. Get an overview of this unique architectural type and its history. Visit at least two signature bungalow courts, including National Register-listed Gartz Court.


“Off the Beaten Path” Bus Tour
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$45 nonmember / $40 member

As a tribute to Pasadena Heritage’s 40th Anniversary, this interactive bus tour will take you “Off the Beaten Path.” Discover over 40 sites, objects, people, and events that are historically significant, but not generally known or understood. Augmented by historic photographs and ephemera, guests will frequently be asked to “get off the bus” and touch the remnants of our past. Guests will have opportunities to disembark the bus but interior visits are not planned at this time.


North Pasadena Heights Neighborhood Walking Tour
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
$25 nonmember / $22 member

This Landmark District boasts many distinctive homes of various styles. A mixture of Spanish, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman architecture along wide, tree-lined streets enhance neighborhood beauty and provide the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll. Most all of the homes in the North Pasadena Heights Neighborhood make significant contributions to the value of this residential district. Many have individual architectural merit and all contribute to the character or flavor of their particular street. The variety of styles, sizes, and materials used by the architects and builders who designed these homes provide a remarkable record of the growth of the area between 1910 and about 1940.


Bungalow Heaven
Self-Guided Restoration Tour
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 nonmember / $22 member

Bungalow Heaven, located in central-northeast Pasadena, is home to one of the largest collections of Craftsman bungalows in the United States. Pasadena’s first Landmark District was created in 1989 to preserve the historic significance of these homes. In 2009, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as one of the “10 great places in America” by the APA. Residents take great pride in their homes and eagerly take on restoration projects and repairs to keep the historic integrity of the neighborhood. You may walk or drive this self-guided tour with three restoration demonstrations/examples along the way. Visit a home that used a combination of paint stripping and faux painting to recreate the original finishes. Another home has a recently restored kitchen and was featured in American Bungalow magazine. The missing wood trim, window seat, and colonnade was researched and recreated in a third home.



Craftsman House Tour
Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$45 nonmember / $40 member

The Sunday Craftsman House Tour is Craftsman Weekend’s signature event, featuring fine examples of the beautiful Craftsman architecture that makes Pasadena the destination for Arts & Crafts enthusiasts from across the country. Homes participating in the tour are located in Pasadena’s newest Landmark District and first Landmark District. Pasadena Heritage helped create the Landmark District legislation more than two decades ago. Photo credit Dennis Hill.

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Cemetery Walking Tour and Picnic
Sunday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$45 nonmember / $40 member

Founded in 1872 by some of the foremost pioneers of the area, San Gabriel Cemetery has served families of all faiths for more than 130 years. Before cemeteries became a place of imagination in horror movies, they were serene locations for family picnics on their well-manicured lawns. If the “spirit” moves you, join us for a sunset picnic followed by a lantern-lit tour of the San Gabriel Cemetery and learn about the lives and deaths of Henry Greene, Myron Hunt, and others. Boxed dinners are included. You are encouraged to bring your own chairs or blankets, as only a limited supply will be available.


Reservations at the Raymond 1886

During the month of October, celebrate Pasadena Heritage’s 40th anniversary with dinner and/or drinks at the Raymond 1886. Be sure to try the special Pasadena Heritage cocktail! A portion of the cost will be donated to Pasadena Heritage by the restaurant owners.