Pasadena Heritage To Hold Annual Celebration Online

by Kate Nixon


Craftsman Heights. Photo by Dennis Hill.

The evolution of bungalows, the architect Irving Gill, virtual walking tours, talks with authors on preserving Los Angeles and master architects of Southern California: it’s only a taste of the 10-day virtual “Preservation Pasadena” celebration of Pasadena’s legacy of architecture and Arts and Crafts style.


“Preservation Pasadena: Craftsman to Modern” is a 10-day virtual celebration taking place next month. You can join from anywhere with an internet connection. Please visit for more information.


Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena’s non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic neighborhoods in the area, will hold their fall education event, Preservation Pasadena: Craftsman to Modern from November 5th to November 14th, including tours, lectures, panel discussions, conversations with artists and collectors and more. The organization advocates on behalf of historic resources, educates the public about local history and the benefits of preservation, provides referrals and consultations to those restoring historic buildings, and demonstrates quality restoration through its own preservation projects

Photo by Dennis Hill.

Examples of the 2021 presentations include that of architects Edward Durell Stone by his son Hicks Stone; Paul R. Williams by Stephen Gee; Irving Gill by Allen Hazard; and Bertram Goodhue. Other lectures will be given on The City Beautiful Movement by Kevin Johnson; Pasadena’s bungalow courts by John Ripley; and Preservation Los Angeles by Ken Bernstein.

Virtual tours will include the National Register Historic District of Pasadena Avenue, the Civic Center, Caltech, and other landmark district neighborhoods.

Other events include a panel discussion with professionals in the field of restoration about remodeling historic homes and a panel discussing the top ten preservation stories that should not be forgotten.

Saturday evening, attendees can enjoy a virtual happy hour along with trivia. On Sunday, November 14th, Pasadena Heritage committee members will host small-group, informal, themed, round table discussions for participants to share their questions, thoughts, stories, and learn from each other.

Most events will be hosted on Zoom and recorded for those who cannot attend the live Zoom presentations. Tours will be made available on the Izi Travel App for those who wish to drive or walk the tours on their own.

Over 15 programs will be delievered throughout the week of November 5 – 14, 2021. Those interested in attending can visit the Pasadena Preservation website for a complete schedule of the entire 10-day celebration. Each event will be recorded and available for purchase through December 25th and viewable through December 31, 2021.


For more information and tickets, click here.