Pasadena 1940 Forward

Apr 9, 2013
Lawrence Test House; photo by Dennis Hill

Lawrence Test House; photo by Dennis Hill

A three-part lecture, a panel discussion, and an architectural tour.

It’s Pasadena Heritage‘s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

“Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Modern Architecture L.A. is a wide-ranging look at the postwar-built environment of the city as a whole….”

Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past, on May 19th, is a drive-yourself tour of 6 Modern-era homes, including Pasadena architect Lawrence Test’s own home, which has been recently restored and opened to the public for the first time. Two of the other homes—the 1954 Norton House and the 1983 Hamlin House—were designed by Conrad Buff & Donald Hensman. Harold Zook’s own home will be on the tour and Mr. Zook himself will greet tour guests. (He also designed the 1957 Saga Moor Hotel.) Also highlighted will be the work of builder Ted Tyler.

May 16th will feature lectures, presentations, and discussion with Alan Hess, architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News; Barbara Lamprecht who writes on and teaches architectural history and practices architecture, specializing in sustainability and small places; and Daniel Paul is a Senior Architectural Historian in the L.A. office of ICF International.

Pasadena Heritage Spring Lectures & Home Tour
Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 11th
Thursday, May 16th lecture: tickets range, $15-$20, depending on membership and early purchase
Sunday, May 19th, home tour: tickets range, $35-$50, depending on membership and early purchase
For complete info, visit or call 626.441.6333 

Major support for Pasadena 1940 Forward has been provided by the Getty Foundation.
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Test House; photo by Dennis Hill

Test House; photo by Dennis Hill





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