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“Modern Works” Spring Home Tour

Mar 13, 2017

Pasadena Heritage is embracing the modern world. Well, modern architecture that is, and modern meaning post 1945. (We are talking about our heritage here.)

The houses on the Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour, on March 26, spans from “hyper-contemporary” to experimental and from “Mid-Century post-and-beam to late modern glass-and-steel wonders.”

This is a drive-yourself tour. You have 7 hours to drive, park, listen and absorb, and roam and stroll from house to house, each one an architect-designed private home. Many of the homes overlook the Arroyo, and each location has continuing docent-guided tours to describe architectural features and the house’s history.

 

Hamlin House; photo (and top right) by Dennis Hill.

 

Case Study #10 House; photo by Dennis Hill.

 

Case Study #10 House; photo by Dennis Hill.

 

On March 21, Professor Kenneth Breisch, Ph.D., an architectural historian and former Director and founder of the USC Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, will be a guest speaker, providing context and insights on “postwar architecture, what led to the creation of this new style, and what influenced the architects.”

 

Arroyo del Rey House; photo by Dennis Hill.

 

2017 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour
Lecture: “Modern & More: Beyond the Box”
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Art Center’s Ahmanson Auditorium, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena 91103
Tickets in advance: $22, general; $18 members
Tickets day of event: $25 for everyone

Spring Home Tour
Sunday, March 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tickets in advance: $45, general; $40, members
Tickets day of event: $48 for everyone

For complete details, visit PasadenaHeritage.org/springtour

 

Thomas House; photo by Cameron Carothers.

 

Thomas House; photo by Cameron Carothers.

 

 

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