Pasadena Heritage wants to show you how “Pasadena developed from a simple Indiana farm colony to the wealthiest resort community in the United States during the 1920s.”
Four walking tours will be offered on Sunday, December 30th.
The “Old Pasadena Walking Tour” will delve into the town’s Victorian past amongst smaller streets and alleyways, as well as exploring the preserved buildings at Memorial Park, the Raymond Theater, and the restored St. Andrews Catholic Church built in 1928-29.
The Pasadena Hillcrest Neighborhood Walking Tour departs from the fabulous Langham Huntington Hotel and will include a collection of architect-designed homes, including Mediterranean and Victorian styles, and of course Craftsman homes such as the Freeman House (Arthur and Alfred Heineman) and the Blacker House (Charles and Henry Greene).
The Pasadena Playhouse District gets its own tour, showing the diverse architectural styles along Green Street and Colorado Boulevard, as well as the Pacific Asia Museum, which was modeled after buildings in Beijing’s Forbidden City, the First Church of Christ Scientist, which was the first church in town to be constructed of reinforced concrete, and finally, the Pasadena Playhouse, a Spanish-Colonial Revival building with Mission elements designed by Elmer Grey.
There’s even a tour of the Pasadena Civic Center, which is a product of the “City Beautiful” Movement led by city planner Daniel Burnham in 1893.
Pasadena Heritage’s Architectural Legacy Walking Tours
Sunday, Dec. 30th
Four tours; each tour has two tour times, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: general public, $20; Heritage members, $15
Advance reservations are highly recommended
Pasadenaheritage.org or call 626.441.6333