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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 

When the Rose Parade first began, South Orange Grove was a neighborhood of grand mansions, known as Millionaires' Row. Today the Boulevard is distinctive for its concentration of luxury mid-century garden apartments, several of which were designed by prominent California architects. Join Preservation Director Jesse Lattig on this walking tour as she illustrates the neighborhood's dramatic postwar transformation and shares stories of the stately residences that were there before.



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.  
The cost per tour is $15 for Pasadena Heritage members and $20 for non-members. 
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 To purchase by phone, call Pasadena Heritage at (626) 441 - 6333.   
Advanced reservations are highly recommended.  Please note that the tours are exterior of homes only.