Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9 a.m. - noon, 1- 4 p.m.
Published : Monday, August 26, 2019 | 7:03 PM
During this unique event on September 28th, guests have the choice of three different bus tours that explore Pasadena’s architectural heritage and history. The Bungalow Courts and Garden Apartments Bus Tour explores Pasadena’s innovation in housing from the early 20th Century – the charming and widely popular bungalow courts in their many architectural expressions. Garden Apartments were the next trend in multi-family housing and Pasadena has exceptional examples, beautifully designed by notable architects. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A second bus tour will explore the extensive influence of Spanish and Mexican architecture on Pasadena’s built environment, from the Civic Center, to Caltech, Colorado Boulevard commercial structures, and our many beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival residences (a style of home that Pasadena helped pioneer).
The third tour, formerly known as “Off the Beaten Path” is now called “Before and After.” Back by popular demand, this tour explores historically significant but often overlooked people, places, and things. This tour is a “must-take” for architectural buffs and novices alike. Discover parts of Pasadena that you never knew or understood, and reimagine people and places that you thought you fully understood.
Bus Tour Day will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9 a.m. – noon, 1- 4 p.m. at Madison House, 651 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena. Tickets: $40 – Members | $45 Non-Members. No interior stops on the tours.
About Pasadena Heritage
Pasadena Heritage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in and around Pasadena, California. The organization advocates on behalf of historic resources, educates the public about local history and the benefits of preservation, and demonstrates quality restoration through a variety of programs and projects. Its 2,000-plus members are drawn from Pasadena and neighboring communities, and throughout Southern California. www.pasadenaheritage.org.