Pasadena Heritage Announces Spring Home Tour

Published : Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 1:45 AM

Join Pasadena Heritage for the 2020 Spring Home Tour, Wallace Neff, Master Architect! The tour will feature notable Pasadena homes from the Golden Era’s most important residential architect, Wallace Neff. Drive-yourself to each location where docents will lead tours showcasing each house.

Preceding the tour, on Sunday, February 23, at the Neff-designed St. Elizabeth Church there will be an illustrated lecture by Co-authors Marc Appleton, Eleanor Schrader and Bret Parsons. They have put together a volume of Wallace Neff’s works as part of their series Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940. The presentation will include details about their book and details about the architect’s life and projects.

Wallace Neff, perhaps best known today as an “architect to the starts,” produced hundreds of exceptional designs that ranged from vernacular styles to grand mansions, reaching from Bel-Air to Santa Barbara to Hollywood and Hancock Park, with a proliferation of homes in the Pasadena area. His ability to work in a variety of styles with equal aptitude made him a favorite with those seeking the very best!

Tickets will go on sale on Eventbrite with advance purchase discounts. Same-day tour tickets may be purchased online or at the will-call location until 1:00 p.m. Call (626) 441-6333 for more information or visit

Wallace Neff, Master Architect
A lecture and drive-yourself tour featuring architecture designed by Wallace Neff

Drive-Yourself Tour
Sunday, March 29, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Home tour advance – $50, $45 members
Home tour day of – $60

Lecture at St. Elizabeth Church
Sunday, February 23, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lecture – $25, $20 for members

About Pasadena Heritage

Pasadena Heritage is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 and dedicated to historic preservation in Pasadena, California. The organization advocates on behalf of historic resources, educates the public about local history and the benefits of preservation, provides referrals and consultations to those restoring historic buildings, and demonstrates quality restoration through its own preservation projects. Its 2,000-plus members are drawn from Pasadena and neighboring communities, and throughout Southern California.






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