Women’s City Club Transfers Blinn House to Pasadena Heritage

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The Blinn House (above), which was designed in 1905, is having its ownership transferred from the Women’s City Club to Pasadena Heritage.

After more than 75 years of service to its members and the Pasadena community, the Women’s City Club of Pasadena has decided to dissolve and transfer ownership of the Edmund Blinn House to Pasadena Heritage. The decision by the Women’s City Club means that the Blinn House — one of Pasadena’s best recognized and historically important structures — will continue to be owned and occupied by a nonprofit organization committed to its preservation and protection.
Founded in 1945 as a social club for women and a center for women’s organizations and other civic groups, the Women’s City Club has been headquartered in the Blinn House since its inception. The structure was acquired by the club, with support from philanthropist Gloria Crane Gartz, to provide a comfortable, elegant place for women to meet, socialize and work together on various community projects. Over its many years, the Women’s City Club has welcomed thousands of members, guests, and visitors.
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Women’s City Club Hosts Blues Night Feb. 25

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena is hosting a “Blinn House Blues Night” on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the historic Blinn House (1906) at 160 N. Oakland.
Broadway star Charlotte Crossley and company are singing the blues in celebration of Black History Month. Crossley is best known for her appearances in “The Color Purple,” “Hairspray,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Bette Midler’s “Clams on the Half Shell Revue” and “Twenty Feet From Stardom” to name a few. The event honors one of the many contributions of African Americans to the American songbook.
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