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Craftsman Weekend: Tickets on Sale 8/7

Craftsman Weekend: Tickets on Sale 8/7
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“Honest, simple design expressed in hand-made creations by skilled craftsmen.” It’s time to purchase your tickets for Pasadena Heritage’s 22nd Annual Craftsman Weekend, October 18-21. Tickets for the myriad of events and activities go on sale Wednesday, August 7th. The weekend opens Friday, October 18th, with the “Excursion to the California Club.” Guests travel by coach to […]

Handcrafted Modern

Handcrafted Modern

Another mid-century architecture lecture? Not really. On March 9th, local artist Leslie Williamson will examine the private worlds behind famed personalities who broke the mold in the 50s and 60s when it came to architecture, art, and design. Williamson will share her compelling collection of photographs that show the homes now—iconic personalities such as Jerome and […]

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Join us for a one-hour tour of Bertram Goodhue’s sublime architectural legacy on the Caltech campus, where original buildings provide a rich display of an innovative design vocabulary that followed Goodhue’s ground-breaking work at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego (1915). Accompanying us on our walking tour of the campus will be Romy Wyllie, historian, […]

Modern Works: A (Non-Residential) Architectural Tour

Modern Works: A (Non-Residential) Architectural Tour

It’s that time of year again: home tour season. Really there are home and architectural tours all year round because after all this is Southern California and why not walk through strangers’ homes in any month you please, but there do seem to be a lot more of them around now, as spring slips into […]

From Australia to Pasadena and Back Again: An Architecture Lecture

From Australia to Pasadena and Back Again: An Architecture Lecture

Did you know the first frame house ever built in California was constructed of Tasmanian wood? True story. Lots of Aussies made their way to California during the gold rush years, and brought their architecture with them. Lots of them went back, and with more (or less) than gold: nuggets of Californian culture. Erika Esau […]

Home Tours & Festivals

Home Tours & Festivals

Altadena Homes Tour Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital 626.304.4678, altadenaguild.org Tour in spring Since 1952 this annual tour has benefited the important work of what is now called the Huntington Medical Research Institutes. With no shortage of worthwhile architecture in Altadena, we know it will be around for another 50 years. Architectural Tours L.A. […]

Buff & Hensman – The Art of Modernism

Buff & Hensman – The Art of Modernism

Pasadena Heritage is at it again, this time with a day of tours of six homes designed by the firm of renowned architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, the midcentury masters of California modernism. Along with firm principals Cal Straub and Dennis Smith, Buff and Hensman are responsible for many of the Pasadena area’s most […]

Architecture, Community and Hair, Oh My!

Architecture, Community and Hair, Oh My!

And oh, what hair! Pictured here with coiffure ablaze is Léon Krier, architect, theorist, urban planner and anti-modernist — the last of which isn’t necessarily, you know, a bad thing. In Krier’s case, it entails advocating for the traditional “European” city model, i.e., the pre-automotive city, complete with walkable neighborhoods, a variety of job types […]

Beautiful Simplicity

Beautiful Simplicity

Architecture and history buffs in Pasadena — whose numbers are many — do not want to miss the Pasadena premiere of the new feature film Beautiful Simplicity: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Southern California this Friday night. The documentary’s writer and director, Paul Bockhorst, will be on hand to talk about the film. Sponsored by […]

Old Town Tour

Old Town Tour

If you’ve ever been curious about the origins of Old Town, Pasadena Heritage is here to help. On August 1 it will host another of its regular guided tours of Old Pasadena and open your eyes to the history of our favorite buildings — and we don’t just mean when the shoe store was a […]

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