Wynyate, the rambling Queen Anne Victorian at 851 Lyndon St. in South Pasadena, has been carefully restored by its present owners, Ian and Barbara White-Thomson, to preserve its historical integrity as a link to the city's past.
The house, a historical city landmark also listed with the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1887 by Donald M. Graham and his wife, author Margaret Collier Graham.
It was the year before the city was incorporated and Graham, chosen as its mayor, signed an anti-saloon ordinance as his first official action. His wife later described the historic meeting at Wynyate.
"Mr. Graham was opposed to saloons but was not
a Prohibitionist. After the board adjourned he came to me in great amusement and said: 'It would have been well to remove the wine glasses and the whiskey bottle from the sideboard before meeting to organize a Prohibition town,' " she wrote in her memoirs.