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Day 312: Pasadena Heritage Spring Tour

Wallace Neff Architecture

Do you enjoy architecture and history?

Than day 312 of 365 Things To Do in Pasadena has an outing that you will enjoy.

Mark your calendars, the Pasadena Heritage Spring Tour is headed your way!

Their Spring Home Tour, The Legacy of Wallace Neff, will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The tour consists of six privately-owned homes plus two additional Neff-designed buildings and will showcase the breadth of work by the renowned Southern California architect, Wallace Neff.

Famous for his spectacular Mediterranean Revival residences built for elite clients, Neff created what he called “California houses”.  These homes were based on European traditions, however, adapted to the climate and landscape of Southern California.

Except for one building (St. Elizabeth Church), all tour locations will be open from 9:00 a.m and will run until 4:00 p.m. Visitors drive themselves to the locations.  Trained docents, at each home, will describe the home’s history and architectural features.  Tour goers should allow at least four hours for the entire tour.

Advance tickets are $37 for the general public and $34 for Pasadena Heritage members. All tickets are $40 on the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased online at the Pasadena Heritage website or by calling (626) 441-6333.

Homes on the Tour include:

The Paul Richter House

The Collins House

The Morse and Gates House

The Thaddeus L. Up de Graff House

The Barlow House

Do you have a favorite Wallce Neff design?

Perhaps you will after the tour. 🙂 We hope you get the opportunity to take part and enjoy!

About Pasadena Heritage:

The mission of Pasadena Heritage is to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy, education, and oral histories.

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