Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour March 25

Pasadena Heritage will present a Spring Home Tour and lecture in March celebrating architectural and landscape design spanning more than 130 years.
Inspired by the legendary magazine that has epitomized American living since 1922, the Spring Home Tour, “Better Homes and Gardens,” allows guests to experience noteworthy architecture and landscape design that influence each other and combine to create perfect harmony.
From “curb appeal” to private interiors, visitors on the self-driven, docent-guided tour to locations in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre will enjoy places that clearly demonstrate the beauty of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly together.
Stops on the tour — which will be held between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 — are to include the famed McNally Mansion, designed by Frederick L. Roehrig in 1887 for Andrew McNally of the Rand-McNally Map Company of Chicago, is a featured location on the tour.
Also in Altadena, tour-goers can visit a charming 1922 Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow with drought-tolerant and drought-loving front and back gardens designed and cared for by the creative, design-conscious owner.
Other stops will include the W. Parker Lyon House, which was designed in 1948 by noted architect Thornton Ladd and is an extraordinary example of mid-century architecture, as well as the 1949 mid-century Mulvihill House designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris in neighboring Sierra Madre.
Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for non-members and $48 for everyone on the day of the tour.
On Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Pasadena Heritage will present author Kelly Comras, who will speak on the career and accomplishments of distinguished mid-century landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn. The evening also includes a screening of the documentary film about Ms. Shellhorn and a book-signing. Shellhorn, who defined regional aesthetic of Southern California, is perhaps best known for her work on the Bullock’s department stores and her work with Walt Disney on the original design of Disneyland
Tickets to the discussion and screening are $18 for members, $22 for non-members and $25 for everyone on the day of the event.
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