651 South Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105-2913
Tel: (626) 441-6333

Contact Us


Pasadena Architectural Legacy Tours will return in 2015

Wednesday, December 30th


On December 30th, 2014, Pasadena Heritage hosted a walking tour featuring many of Pasadena’s architectural treasures! Two different walking tours, each with a 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. start time were available! Our expert guides recounted how Pasadena developed from a simple Indiana farm colony to the wealthiest resort community in the United States during the 1920s. Below are the descriptions of each tour.

Rose Villa Neighborhood Walking Tour 

This beautiful neighborhood of one and two-story single-family residences east of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) includes a wide-range of Period Revival style residences as well as Colonial Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival, English Revival, and Spanish Colonial Revival. Mature street trees and historic streetlights enhance the sense of time and place. Docents will lead small groups on walks while describing the historic homes along the route.


Pasadena Hillcrest Neighborhood Walking Tour 

The Pasadena Hillcrest Neighborhood tour allows tour goers to discover an established neighborhood of Pasadena. One of Pasadena’s most beautiful neighborhoods, the tour explores various architectural styles such as Mediterranean, Victorian and the neighborhood’s ubiquitous Craftsman inspired homes. The Oak Knoll subdivision was intended to rival the wealthy neighborhoods of Orange Grove and the “West Side” (San Rafael and Linda Vista), so many of the estate size lots were intended for custom home development. Showcased on the tour are numerous grand estate mansions along with Craftsman homes such as the Freeman House designed by architects Arthur and Alfred Heineman and the Blacker House designed by Charles and Henry Greene. 





Ticket information
Sales have closed for the 2014 tour, check back in November of 2015,
Pasadena Heritage offers gift certificates for these tours. Consider purchasing one or more for that special someone this holiday! Contact pjudy@pasadenaheritage.org or call (626) 441-6333 x 18 to purchase your certificate.