Celebrating California’s Arts & Crafts Movement

Oct 7, 2012

James Allen Freeman House; photo courtesy of Pasadena Heritage

Just hold on a few more weeks and you can get your California Arts & Crafts Movement fix via the 21st Annual Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend.

Start the weekend off by attending an opening reception at Blinn House, which is currently inhabited by the Women’s City Club of Pasadena and is an “exemplary portrayal of noted architect George Washington Maher’s prairie-style design.”

The weekend will have bus and walking tours, workshops, a Craftsman Exposition Show & Sale including over 60 exhibitors selling Craftsman-era antique and contemporary furniture and decorative arts, a silent auction, lectures, presentations, and “exclusive evening receptions at historic sites.”

On the 19th, there will be a research and photography workshop ($50), “Historic Highlands” and “Madison Heights” walking tours ($25 each), a Craftsman restoration workshop ($80), an excursion to Glendora ($70), and the opening reception at the Blinn House mentioned above ($35).


Ford Place Historic District; photo courtesy of Pasadena Heritage

Saturday will have more walking tours, a bus tour, the “House Detective” workshop, some lectures (all priced from $25 to $60), and two events focusing on the James Allen Freeman House designed in 1913 by Arthur and Alfred Heineman ($145 and $210).

Sunday offers the Craftsman House Tour, a docent-guided tour of 5 privately owned bungalows in Pasadena: the Woodworth “speculative” house (1911), the Lindley House (1912); the Lemon House (1912), the Keener House (1912), and the Erikson House (1916).

21st Annual Craftsman Weekend
Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19th-21st
For complete info, visit or call 626.441.6333




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