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The Pasadena Gamble House Offers Special Tours this Summer: “Upstairs Downstairs”

Pasadena Gamble House. – Photo courtesy Ken Lund on Flickr

Popular tour returns – exclusive access into the servants’ quarters

This summer the Gamble House will once again open its servants’ quarters for exclusive “Upstairs Downstairs” tours. Visitors to the Gamble House from July 27 through August 13 will be able to compare the living quarters of the Gamble family with those “in service.” New information recently emerged about the Gamble family and their servants allows us to share more of the personal history of those who lived and worked at 4 Westmoreland Place. Come learn how the Gamble family and their staff lived in and maintained an architectural masterpiece of the early Twentieth century.

– Visit the original laundry and coal rooms in the basement.
– The surprisingly light and accommodating servants’ bedrooms.
– Learn about the multi-ethnic staff that helped make the Gambles’ lives in Pasadena more comfortable.
– Tour the public spaces and family rooms that make the classic 1-hour tour so popular. This includes the meticulous craftsmanship of Greene and Greene furniture, the specially-designed leaded art glass light fixtures, and the unique architectural features designed by the Greene’s exclusively for the Gamble family.
Upstairs Downstairs Tours – Adults: $20, Children under 12: FREE
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Upstairs Downstairs promo:

The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example and the most complete and best-preserved work of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978, the Gamble House is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California, and continues to inspire the public’s appreciation and understanding of fine historic architecture.

August 9, 2017

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