Take Pasadena’s Historic Homes and Gorgeous Gardens’ Spring Home Tour, Which Never Gets Old

Burroughs-Bower Dennis HIll Buckingham-Taylor exterior Dennis Hill     Marston-Chapman House Dennis HillOld Mill wheel Post House Dennis HillThomas-Throop Susan Pickering

By DONNA BALANCIA | Photography by DENNIS HILL and SUSAN PICKERING

4:49 am | March 30, 2019


There are few places in the world where you can tour Busch Gardens as part of your local historic home junket.

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. people will be able to see some of Pasadena’s proudest architectural creations. The tour is presented by the Pasadena Heritage Foundation.

There are multiple locations and it’s a drive-yourself and docent-guided tour with interior stops at several homes.  The stars of this show is the architecture and designs of six remarkable homes, with gorgeous gardens as curated by the foundation.

The homes on the tour are:

The Buckingham-Taylor House, which was designed in 1959-60 by John L. Pugsley. The U-shaped design creates a beautiful garden courtyard that can be accessed and viewed from every room in the house.

The Thomas – Throop House, 1886 and 1905, owned by one of Pasadena’s most well-respected figures, Amos G. Throop; architect Harry Ridgeway

The Post House, 1892, owned by Lily Post; architect Thomas William Parkes.

The Marston – Chapman House, 1902; architect William Bryant Edwards

Busch Gardens, The Old Mill, 1910

The Burroughs – Bower House, 1933, builder Vincent Savory

The Buckingham – Taylor House, 1959-60; architect John L. Pugsley

Other tour stops will include an elegant 1892 Victorian home in one of Pasadena’s oldest neighborhoods and its graceful and lush formal garden setting near the Wrigley Mansion.

Also included on the tour is a 1930s Spanish Revival home with gardens designed and planted by the homeowner. The property was once part of the Crank estate of the Fair Oaks Ranch.

Tickets are $38 for members and $43 for non-members of the Pasadena Heritage Foundation. Tickets will be available on the day of the event for $48.

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