Rain or no rain, it’s time once again for Pasadena Heritage’s spring home tour, this year dubbed “The Legacy of Wallace Neff.” The drive-yourself tour, which includes six private homes, highlights the work of Southern California architect Wallace Neff. Neff was known for creating Mediterranean Revivals that he called “California Houses”—European-influenced architecture adapted to Southern California’s climate and landscape. Built for elite customers during the 1920s, when Pasadena boasted the nation’s highest per capita income of a city its size, the houses on the tour will include Spanish Colonial Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival and Chateau styles. Also included on the tour will be St. Elizabeth Church in Altadena, which is one of only a few public buildings and the only church that Neff designed. All tour locations except the church will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the organizers suggest that tourgoers allow at least four hours to complete the entire route. More information about each structure and about the architect is available a the Pasadena Heritage website.
Pasadena Heritage Annual Spring Home Tour
Sunday March 27, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
$37 for the general public and $34 for Heritage members
Purchase tickets at pasadenaheritage.org or by calling 626.441.6333
Tickets $40 for all on the day of the tour