Gamble House Bequeathed 50 Years Ago

Dec 23, 2015

gamble (1)January 14, 2016 will be celebrated as the 50th anniversary of the Gamble family bequeathing a treasure—their family home—to the City of Pasadena and the University of Southern California.

Official text:

On January 14, 1966, members of the Gamble family, the City of Pasadena, and the University of Southern California signed a formal gift agreement, and in September of that year the doors of the Gamble House were opened to the public. In the half century since then, The Gamble House has become one of the most beloved premier historic sites in America.

The Gamble House is the most complete and best-preserved example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by famed architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. The house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978.

A series of celebratory anniversary events will take place throughout September 2016 including…

  • An invitation only dinner for major donors
  • A fundraising reception to kick-off a new endowment campaign to raise funds to continue to protect the Gamble family’s generous legacy gift to the public with another decade of conscientious preservation
  • A reception to recognize the contributions of Gamble House docents through the years
  • An Alumni Day Open House for former Gamble House Scholars in Residence and the USC School of Architecture
  • A 50th Anniversary public celebration on Sunday, September 25, with self-paced tours and family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Gamble House offers docent-led tours, group tours, holiday touring, lectures, brown bag Tuesdays, and specialty tours such as “Behind the Velvet Ropes” and “Details & Joinery.”

Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Pl., Pasadena 91103
Hours vary; visit
Costs vary, though tours run $12.50-$15
Tel.: 1.626.793.3334



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