Only a few weeks from now and it will be Craftsman Weekend 2013. From Friday, October 18th through Sunday the 20th, there will be an excursion to the California Club, an historic churches walking tour, an Arts & Crafts embroidery workshop, and a wood restoration workshop.
An opening reception on Friday night will be held at Blinn House and honor the American Bungalow. A Saturday reception with an “exclusive tour” will take place at the Bolton House designed in 1906 by Greene and Greene.
Bus tours are available for seeing Altadena’s Craftsman bungalows and viewing some of the nearly 1,000 projects in and around Pasadena by Sylvanus Marston and his partners.
Walking tours include the Washington Square Neighborhood and, for the first time, the Rose Villa neighborhood.
A self-driving tour on Saturday visits “historic homes that were moved to new locations in order to save them.” The main event, the Craftsman House Tour, is on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additionally, the Craftsman Expo is held throughout the weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center, along with a silent auction.
Ticket prices for events range from $10 to $110. Tickets may be purchased online here or by calling 626.441.6333 or by stopping by Pasadena Heritage, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 651 South St. John Avenue, Pasadena 91105.
One thing that Pasadena does not lack, along with cupcake outlets and coffee houses, is stunning architecture.
The first Saturday of every month Pasadena Heritage hosts the Old Pasadena Walking Tour. “When founded 35 years ago, saving Old Pasadena was a top priority. Now it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations in the country.”
A trained docent will lead the tour talking about local history and pointing out architectural details. This Saturday, October 5th, the tour begins at 9 a.m. and tickets range from $12 for Pasadena Heritage members and $15 for non-members. For complete info, visit PasadenaHeritage.org or call 626.441.6333. Reservations are required.