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Pasadena, California 91105-2913
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Craftsman Weekend Events
Friday, October 19, 2012

Excursion Tour of Historic Glendora
Friday, October 19
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Less than 20 miles from Pasadena, in the shadows of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, is the City of Glendora. The city was incorporated in 1911, during the heart of the Craftsman Movement, and has evolved from a small community of citrus growers to an urban municipality of over 50,000 residents. Glendora’s heritage and history is reflected in its buildings, parks, neighborhoods and landmarks. The historic district is filled with wonderful examples of late Victorian and Craftsman homes. Architects William W. Ellinger III, and John Heller, specialists in historic preservation, will lead this docent guided bus excursion through historic neighborhoods with a chance to see some of the city’s most outstanding landmarks, including an interior stop at the 1902 Bandholt House and more. Participants will be given time for lunch in the historic commercial district where they may take a self-guided stroll and read the commemorative plaques along the way. 
Price: $60 Member; $70 Non Member
Cost of lunch is not included

Walking Tours

Friday, October 19
9:00 am - 11:00 am or 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Pasadena Landmark District, the area now known as Historic Highlands began to be developed at the turn of the century. By the time of Historic Highlands' incorporation into the City of Pasadena in 1925 it had transformed from a remote country outpost to a thriving and varied neighborhood and the architectural styles represent this transformation. True to the craftsman ethic of using locally found materials, locally grown oak and Douglas fir, Arroyo stone and art tile by local artisans are used throughout the homes.
Three interior visits: The Taylor House, The Helfman house
Price: $20 Member; $25 Non Member
Friday, October 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (2pm tour is sold out)
The Madison Heights neighborhood is one of Pasadena's most historically significant. Greene & Greene, Frederick Louis Roehrig, Sylvanus Marston, Reginald Johnson, Heineman & Heineman, Hunt & Grey, and Louis B. Easton all designed homes in Madison Heights. Many other homes were contractor-built so that the neighborhood became a showcase for the builders. As a result, many of the houses have rich detail for even a modest budget.
Two interior visits: The Jones House
Price: $20 Member; $25 Non Member


The following four small workshops will be held at the historic Lincoln Clark III House, a Pasadena Cultural Landmark, designed in 1907-08 by Frederick L. Roehrig.

Sponsored by:
Sitrick & Company
Friday, October 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ann Chaves is well known in the Arts & Crafts community as a textile curator, collector and teacher. She will lead a class on Arts & Crafts embroidery for both beginners and experienced embroiderers. The class will work on a project with Ann who will provide each participant with a kit which includes all the necessary materials to produce your own keep-sake of Craftsman Weekend.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Price: $95 Member; $120 Non Member - SOLD OUT
Friday, October 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
For those who want to do-it-yourself but don't know how to start, Ben Gonzalez, well respected wood restorer, will demonstrate and teach participants various hands-on techniques for stripping and staining wood. Each participant will receive an unfinished, Craftsman-style quarter-sawn oak clock supplied by Mike Devlin Funiture Design, to stain and keep.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Price: $75 Member; $80 Non Member
Friday, October 19
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sarah Moore of Sassafras Pottery will lead participants in designing and creating their very own Craftsman tile. Sarah will help you cut away leather-hard clay to reveal an Arts & Crafts design. All of the necessary tools will be provided. You will select a glaze and Sarah will fire it in her kiln before sending it to your home.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Price: $75 Member; $80 Non Member-SOLD OUT
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is cancelled.
Friday, October 19
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tim gregory, the Building Biographer, is teaming up with Dennis Hill, respected architectural photographer, to teach you how to research and photograph your own home. Tim's expert research skills and Dennis' photography tips are instrumental in showcasing and archiving the best of Pasadena's homes. Bring your own camera, old photographs and any research materials you have discovered.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Price: $40 Member; $50 Non Member


Opening Reception


Sponsored by: Norah Morley & Anthony Koerner
Judson Studios

Friday, October 19 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
We will celebrate Pasadena Heritage's 35 years of preservation at the historic 1906 Blinn House, designed by George Washington Maher and home to the Women's City Club of Pasadena. Exquisite rich mahogany and oak wood line the rooms that include original lighting fixtures, leaded glass windows, and a beautiful glass tile fireplace all lending style and elegance to the evening. Guided tours will be availalbe. In addition, there will be selections from the exhibition entitled, "Pasadena - Its Aura: A Celebration of Pasadena's Historical Landmarks." The exhibition features the unique pen & ink drawings of noted artist and architect, Russell Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs will give a brief presentation about his work and guests can enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Price: $35 Member and Non Member - in celebration of 35 years of preservation