Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘architecture’


The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer

The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer
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A few weeks ago, our earthly oven rose to 106 degrees. To put it mildly, it was ghastly. By midday, if one was not in an air-conditioned setting, it was difficult to put words together and actually make comprehensible sentences. In other words, our brain was mush. Then our dear parents came to town for Hometown Pasadena’s teenage […]

Heaven, Bungalow Style

Heaven, Bungalow Style

Sixteen blocks of quiet, tree-lined streets, gardens, and quaint, adorable, and lovely Arts and Crafts homes make up Bungalow Heaven, which are all waiting to be viewed and enjoyed during the 26th Annual Bungalow Heaven Tour on April 24. Though Gamble House is the most famous example of Arts and Craft architecture in the area, Bungalow Heaven […]

Pasadena Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

Pasadena Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

Henry H. Markham was a United States Representative from 1885 to 1887, and Governor of California from 1891 to 1895. The idea of having a Congressman and state governor as one’s neighbor must have been tantalizing as Markham’s presence brought eager home buyers to the area. Unfortunately, the Markham home at 703 S. Pasadena Avenue […]

Salon: Stewardship & Conservation of Culture with Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod

Salon: Stewardship & Conservation of Culture with Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod

She earned a MFA in drama at Yale, studied at Cambridge, and acquired a Doctorate of Philosophy from USC. Carol Soucek King resides in Pasadena, in a home called Arroyo del Rey, which was designed for her and her husband, Richard King, in 1979 and has been declared a Historic Monument by the City Council. […]

Building Paradise in California

Building Paradise in California

Alex Vertikoff‘s books are titled Weird Rooms, Hidden L. A., and At Home in the Heartland. He’s been the architectural and promotional photographer for the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Villa and Center and for the Skirball Cultural Center. His biography states that he “was the first foreign artist to have a traveling exhibit of his […]

Get on the Bus! AIA Architectural Tour (AKA Roof Party)

Get on the Bus! AIA Architectural Tour (AKA Roof Party)

Every year American Institute of Architects Pasadena & Foothill reserve a double-decker, stock up on wine, and plan the route. It’s a summer evening with a glass of wine on the roof of a bus while learning about historic architecture in Pasadena. The stops are still being finalized, but we suggest you reserve your spot […]

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

Along Oak Knoll Avenue, from San Marino up into Pasadena, fragments may be glimpsed of large homes and mansions—a winding driveway, gables with intricate bargeboards, Corinthian columns, or an arched, carved Mahogany front door with wrought iron door knockers. Speeding past, one may get a whiff, a hint, a flash of vast lawns, fountains, and […]

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Last Saturday while running errands and playing chauffeur to an as-yet unlicensed 16-year-old, what we saw had us making u-turns from Altadena right down into South Pas. Right and below: A new build on Los Robles Avenue, north of Glenarm Street.             At first, the magenta sign below was so […]

From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out

Stretching the mind and the imagination. Incorporate three different perspectives—the near (things you can touch), the middle (the space that holds you), and the far (the setting you live in)… This encapsulates the idea behind Art Center for Kids’ Architecture from the Inside Out classes taught by Janet Aparicio beginning October 20th. For eight weeks, […]

Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

With a style that has its origins in American Scene painting, Regionalism, and the work of the WPA artists of the ’30s, Kenton Nelson “brings to his canvases a trimmed and exact world: youthful, robust figures; clean and painted structures; landscapes that are polished and orderly” (SullivanGoss.com). Saturday, July 13th, Pasadena Heritage presents the “Pillars […]

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