Come early with friends and sit at your reserved table for a full dinner followed by dance lessons, or, come late and enjoy the dancing and late night hors d’oeuvres. Either way, you’ll be supporting the upkeep of architect George Washington Maher and lumber magnate Edmund Blinn’s Midwestern Prairie School Style home.
Maher used mahogany and oak inside Blinn House and “embellished it with a repeated theme of trailing wisteria vines”—mirroring the real wisteria vines covering the pergola and trellises along the front side of the house, “creating the illusion that the house was a natural extension of the environment.”
The wisteria vine motif is also seen in the Tiffany-inspired leaded glass windows bordering the “broken-arch or segmental theme” throughout the house. The broken-arch pattern frames doorways, shapes the outdoor trellises, the panels of the staircase railings, and is repeated in four dramatic corner windows that project from the second story (BlinnHouse.org). Leaded glass windows, original lighting fixtures, and the glass tile fireplace are also Blinn House highlights.
Since 1945, Blinn House has been home to the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, providing “a private club environment for women actively involved in business, civic affairs, education, and philanthropy.”
Tap into your romantic side, (remember to do your stretching), and come and salsa!
Salsa Night at Blinn House
Friday, Jan. 1oth, 6:30-11 p.m.
Blinn House, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena 91101
Dinner & dance lessons, etc., $60 with reservation by Thursday, Jan. 9th
Dancing & late night hors d’oeuvres (8-11 p.m.), $35 with rsvp or $45 at the door
BlinnHouse.org or call 626.796.0560