Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Pasadena Heritage’


Historic Pubs & Trivia Tour

Historic Pubs & Trivia Tour

For starters it may be a bit of “street calamari” with a flight of Troublemaker sauvignon blanc at Vertical Wine Bistro.  Along the way, be serenaded with historical elements and forgotten lore about Old Pasadena and the pubs that have paved the way on Pasadena Heritage‘s “Historic Pubs & Trivia Tour” on May 25. Other […]

“Modern Works” Spring Home Tour

“Modern Works” Spring Home Tour

Pasadena Heritage is embracing the modern world. Well, modern architecture that is, and modern meaning post 1945. (We are talking about our heritage here.) The houses on the Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour, on March 26, spans from “hyper-contemporary” to experimental and from “Mid-Century post-and-beam to late modern glass-and-steel wonders.” This is a drive-yourself tour. You […]

Two Views of City Beautiful

Two Views of City Beautiful

The City Beautiful Movement had its first “large-scale elaboration” during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago. Remember the “White City”? Architects from the East Coast, along with sculptor Augustus Saint-Gardens, were hired by architect Daniel Turnham to build a ” model city of grand scale… with modern transport and no poverty visible.” In […]

Preservation Walking Tour of San Gabriel

Preservation Walking Tour of San Gabriel

From a hammered copper baptismal font from 1771 to tapestries presented by the King of Spain, the walking tour of San Gabriel on May 14 has innumerable tidbits of information and historical treasures to reveal. In honor of national Preservation Month, The City of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Historical Association join Pasadena Heritage to host this […]

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 […]

Touring Old Pas

Touring Old Pas

Most of us remember when Old Pasadena was not a destination of choice. When Pasadena Heritage was founded 37 years ago, “saving” and restoring Old Pasadena was a top priority. Pasadena Heritage’s trained docents know the history, fun facts, and unusual details of Old Pasadena – and they’re willing to share! On August 1st, rise […]

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

South Orange Grove Boulevard was once dubbed “Millionaire’s Row” as a result of the “grandiose Victorian style mansions” that were erected. “As a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II,” the neighborhood transitioned to include many mid-century garden apartments. On May 16th, Pasadena Heritage presents “South Orange Grove: Mid-Century Living on […]

Energy Efficiency for Historic Homes

Energy Efficiency for Historic Homes

We love our little bungalow. Built in 1926, we revel in the hand-wrought iron work, the hand-crafted joinery, the built-in fireplace flanked by inglenooks, the hipped covered porch, and the “elaborated” rafter ends. But after all these years of loving, a piece of us is also sapped, longing to tap out. Uncle, uncle. How is […]

2014 Craftsman Weekend: A Socialist Plot?

2014 Craftsman Weekend: A Socialist Plot?

Who would have suspected that an “undercurrent of socialism” ran through the Arts and Crafts movement? The Arts and Crafts movement emerged during the late Victorian period in England, the most industrialized country in the world at that time. Anxieties about industrial life fueled a positive revaluation of handcraftsmanship and precapitalist forms of culture and society. Arts and […]

Pics of a Bridge Party

Pics of a Bridge Party

We arrived early and the grassy patch at Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevards was already flowing with people. Wreck ‘n Sow serenaded arrivals with their bluegrass sounds. We walked along the pathway with a dozen children’s activity stations to our left and classic Mustangs on our right. Our enthusiasm erupted (rather embarrassingly with lots of gushing […]

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