May 4, 1986
Pasadena Heritage will celebrate the city's centennial Saturday with a series of guided walking tours of Pasadena's first commercial center, now a National Register Historic District, and an evening gala at the historic Raymond Theater. The walking tours will begin every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an introductory slide show at the Braley Building, 35 S. Raymond Ave. The charge is $7 a person ($5 for Heritage members) and reservations are necessary.
April 26, 1987
A walking tour of one of Pasadena's architecturally notable streets is planned for next Saturday under auspices of Pasadena Heritage. Starting at 9 a.m., tours will depart every quarter hour from Allendale Road and South Oakland Avenue. Homes designed by Wallace Neff, Sumner Hunt and other master architects were built along Oakland Avenue between 1910 and 1925 and follow the Colonial, Craftsman, Italian Revival, Pueblo and Classical themes.
May 24, 1987 |
It was a rare setback for Pasadena Heritage last week when voters decided to permit demolition of the historic main building of the Huntington Sheraton hotel. Trying to save the building was the latest cause of the private, nonprofit preservationist group. In the 10 years since its founding, Pasadena Heritage has gained a nationwide reputation for effectiveness and political clout in a city known for a strong interest in its heritage.
January 5, 2013 |
When the architecture firm of Buff, Straub & Hensman designed a two-story house in 1957 for an oak-covered hillside of Pasadena called Poppy Peak, the post-and-beam structure was shy of 1,400 square feet yet felt voluminous, thanks to an open floor plan, a two-story-tall ceiling and an abundance of glass. PHOTO GALLERY: Buff, Straub & Hensman house restored in Pasadena Fast-forward to the present day, and the house has a fresh start to the new year. Christophe Burusco, an attorney and architecture enthusiast, and Scott Lander, principal of the Los Angeles-based historic restoration firm Lander Design , have carefully erased the wear-and-tear of five decades, returning the home once photographed by Julius Shulman to its Midcentury origins.
July 5, 1987
Pasadena Heritage will hold its 10th anniversary party Saturday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on the Colorado Street Bridge, as a benefit to support preservation activities. The popular event, held for the fifth time, will include three live bands, dancing, antique cars, vintage bicycles, no-host food and drink, clowns and mimes, and dance demonstrations. The bridge, a civil engineering landmark also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be closed to traffic for the evening.
March 8, 1998
"Pasadena Victoriana," a drive-yourself tour of five early Pasadena homes, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29, sponsored by Pasadena Heritage, a nonprofit historic preservation group. Docents will explain the history and architecture of each home. Tickets are $22. For more information, call (626) 441-6333.