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Pasadena Architectural Legacy Tours 2014

Tuesday, December 30th


On December 30th, 2014, 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! Our expert guides will show you 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 and meeting locations 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

Tours will be offered on Tuesday, December 30. 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 now at https://www.pasadenaheritage.org/legacy. 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.

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.