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Pasadena Architectural Legacy Tours 

Wednesday, December 30th


On December 30th, 2015, 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! Below are the descriptions and meeting locations of each tour.

The Govenor Markham Landmark District Walking Tour 

The Governor Markham Landmark District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Pasadena, and residences included in the district parallel Pasadena’s growth from incorporation as a city in 1886.  The period of significance in the district is late nineteenth and early 20th century, as 94% of the homes were constructed between 1891 and 1933. This area became an official Landmark District in 2005 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. 
The District has a high concentration of architecturally intact structures representative of homes constructed in the era by some of the City’s most prominent architects. 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
Tours will be offered on Wednesday, 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.