During this unique event on September 28, guests have the choice of three different bus tours that explore Pasadena’s architectural heritage and history. The Bungalow Courts and Garden Apartments Bus Tour will explore Pasadena’s innovation in housing from the early 20th Century—the charming and widely popular bungalow courts in their many architectural expressions. Garden Apartments were the next trend in multi-family housing and Pasadena has exceptional examples, beautifully designed by notable architects. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A second bus tour will explore the extensive influence of Spanish and Mexican architecture on Pasadena’s built environment, from the Civic Center, to Caltech, Colorado Boulevard commercial structures, and our many beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival residences (a style of home that Pasadena helped pioneer).
The third tour, formerly known as “Off the Beaten Path” is now called “Before and After.”Back by popular demand, this tour explores historically significant but often over-looked people, places, and things. This tour is a “must-take” for architectural buffs and novices alike. Discover parts of Pasadena that you never knew or understood, and reimagine people and places that you thought you fully understood.