Pasadena Heritage to Host Modern & More House Tour

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Modern & More (an illustrated lecture):

Professor Kenneth Breisch, Ph.D., noted architectural historian and former Director and founder of the USC Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, will be our special guest speaker for an insightful evening presentation before the Spring Home Tour.

Modern Works (a drive-yourself architectural tour):

Pasadena’s postwar years saw a plethora of hyper-contemporary and experimental home designs, many of which were built overlooking Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco. From Mid-Century post-and-beam to late Modern glass-and-steel wonders, this year’s home tour will visit several fine examples of architect-designed private homes constructed after 1945. Guests will drive themselves to each location where ongoing docent-guided tours take place, describing the architectural features and history of each house.

Sunday, March 26: Spring Home Tour: Modern Works

Multiple Locations / Drive-Yourself

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Self-guided Tour with docent-guided interior stops at multiple locations throughout Pasadena. Tickets: $40 for members, $45 for non-members.

Day-of Tickets: $48 for everyone.

Tuesday, March 21: Spring Home Lecture: Modern & More

Art Center College of Design Ahmanson Auditorium

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Pasadena Heritage will host an illustrated lecture on postwar architecture, what led to the creation of this new style and design, and what influenced the architects. Tickets: $18 for members, $22 for non-members.

Day-of Tickets: $25 for everyone.

For additional information and images:

Pasadena Heritage’s Communications Coordinator Katherine Baxter,, 626.441 .63 33, ext. 12

March 16, 2017

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