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Pasadena Architectural Legacy Tours 

Friday, December 30th


On December 30th, 2016, Pasadena Heritage invites you and your holiday guests to take a walking tour featuring many of Pasadena's architectural treasures!  Special this year is the opportunity to participate in two different walking tours, each with a 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. start time! 


South Orange Grove Blvd. Walking Tour 

Known as Millionaires’ Row, South Orange Grove Boulevard Tour explores the neighborhood’s dramatic postwar transformation from grand Victorian mansions to mid-century garden apartments. From the handful of millionaires’ mansions and courtyard apartments that remain to the contemporary condominiums they influenced, this tour traces the evolution of the neighborhood up through today.



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
Tours will be offered on Friday, December 30th.   There will be two tour times offered for each of the walking tours - 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Buy your tickets ONLINE at www.pasadenaheritage.org.  To purchase by phone, call Pasadena Heritage at (626) 441 - 6333.  
The cost per tour is $15 for Pasadena Heritage members and $20 for non-members.  
Advanced reservations are highly recommended.  Please note that the tours are exterior of homes only.