Sunday, May 14, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Published : Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 11:58 AM
Join the Friends of the Castle Green and Ejoy a fabulous Mother’s Day at the iconic Pasadena landmark!
On Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 1 pm to 5 pm, the Friends of the Castle Green will host their annual Mother’s Day at the Castle Green Tour. Sip lemonade on the Veranda, roam the sumptuous public spaces of the Castle including the Grand Salon, the Turkish and Moorish Rooms, the lush grounds, and visit many private apartments.
New this year! Visit the recent wood repairs and restoration work in progress done by artisans, Mary Gandsey and Robert Kaiser of the historic Bridge interior known as “Promenade Hall”. Featured areas will include the original wood trim and window sash of of the Tower Room. Restoration of the bridge has been funded by generous donations from previous Friends of Castle Green tours.
The Bridge has had a glamorous past. It has provided studio space for a variety of artists over the years. In the 1960’s Charles White, the acclaimed African American and social realist artist; the director Tim Burton when he had an apartment in the building; and most recently Kenton Nelson, the Pasadena based painter and muralist. It is also said that the Van Halen group would sometimes jam in the bridge tower in their early days.
Also new! Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto, featured in an episode of the PBS series Craft in America, will be printing her new original color block print of the Castle Green which will be on sale.
Tour Tickets are $30.00 per person in advance. $35 day of tour at the gate.
Tour and Tea Combination
Come early at noon and treat your Mom to a special full service Mothers Day Tea in the Grand Ballroom at noon before the tour opens complete with a Spring salad, classic tea sandwiches, scones pastries and dessert. Each Tea guest will receive a special Castle Green jam keepsake.
Presented by Tea Rose Garden and Perfect Equation Catering.
The Tour and Brunch Combo is $85, advance reservations required.
More About the Castle Green
The Castle Green is an historic Pasadena architectural landmark. It is a grand late Victorian building with its exterior a fusion of Moorish and Spanish while the interior public rooms evoke Victorian and Moorish styles which include a Grand Salon, Moorish and Turkish Rooms, all original in detail and many private apartments, each with a personality of its own. Designed by Frederick Louis Roehrig, a prominent Southern California architect, in 1897 and built the following year, as the first western annex to the Hotel Green and listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated Pasadena Historic Treasure Monument. It was the first steel frame construction in Pasadena, the second in Southern California and most probably the second in the Southwestern United States as well as being a concrete building. In Old Pasadena, it has private, gated grounds which include a lily pond, arched walkways and a long veranda.
Many movies have been filmed at the Castle Green including Ben Affleck’s recent Live by Night, Oscar’s Hotel, Zeroville and old favorites such as Bugsy, The Last Samurai, and The Sting. The bridge was also most recently featured in a film scene with Kristen Stewart in Woody Allen’s, Cafe Society.