Pasadena Mid Century Modern House Tour – Pasadena 1940 Forward

Pasadena Mid Century Modern House Tour – Pasadena 1940 Forward

One of the awesome things about Pasadena is the incredible architectural gems we have throughout the city. Pasadena Heritage once again hosts its spectacular event Pasadena 1940 Forward featuring a walking tour of some of the best examples of mid-century modern architecture through the city. Buy tickets early and be sure to attend the Thursday evening lecture to augment the experience as you walk through livable art.

Pasadena 1940 Forward: Three Views of the Recent Past

Unique views and perceptions of the evolution of Pasadena’s residential architecture will be the focus of this presentation and discussion, from mid-century masterpieces to planned communities and their places in this community’s rich architectural traditions. Presentations will be given by three noted architectural historians, Alan Hess, Barbara Lamprecht, and Daniel Paul, in the dramatic 1975 Pasadena Presbyterian Church, designed by noted Pasadena architect John Gougeon.

Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past

Take a drive-yourself tour of 6 exceptional modern-era homes in the Pasadena area. Experienced docents will lead tours through each featured private home, providing guests with a multi-faceted exploration of the work of several distinguished architects. Included on the tour will be the homes of architects Lawrence Test, Ted Tyler, and Harold Zook. This tour will also feature two homes designed by Conrad Buff & Donald Hensman and a home designed by Lloyd Wright.

T I C K E T S   O N   S A L E   N O W ! 


LECTURE – Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

$18 members, $20 nonmembers

TOUR – Sunday, May 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

$40 members, $50 nonmembers

For more information call 626-441-6333, or visit    

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