Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena, Pasadena

Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena, Pasadena
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "GPSmyCity: Walks and Articles with Offline Maps" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Pasadena Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Like many other cities in the United States and in the world, Pasadena has a variety of architectural styles and building designs. Well known architects and designers created a paramount work which we can enjoy today. Spend a few hours touring the amazing masterpieces this beautiful city is ready to show you.

Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena Map

Guide Name: Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena
Guide Location: USA » Pasadena (See other walking tours in Pasadena)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: HollyB
Millard House

1) Millard House

Millard House, or La Miniatura, is a textile block house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1923. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Millard House was the first of Frank Lloyd Wright's four "textile block" houses — all built in Los Angeles County in 1923 and 1924.

The blocks of the house were created in wooden molds with patterns on the outside and smooth on the inside. The blocks feature a symmetrical pattern of a cross with a...   view more
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Gamble House

2) Gamble House (must see)

The Gamble House, or David B. Gamble House, was designed by brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene of the architectural firm Greene and Greene, and constructed 1908–09 as a home for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company.

Originally intended as a winter residence for David and Mary Gamble, the three-story Gamble House is commonly described as America's Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Its style shows influence from traditional Japanese aesthetics and a certain...   view more
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Colorado Street Bridge

3) Colorado Street Bridge (must see)

The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the firm of J.A.L. Waddell, based in Kansas City, Missouri. The structure carries Colorado Boulevard (then called "Colorado Street"), the major east-west thoroughfare connecting Pasadena with Eagle Rock and Glendale to the west, and in Monrovia to the East. It spans 1,486 feet (453 m) and is notable for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, light standards, and railings. The bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places...   view more
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US Court of Appeals

4) US Court of Appeals

The Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals is a historic resort known as the Vista del Arroyo Hotel and Bungalows founded in 1920. It is the largest of several buildings adjacent to a residential district at the western edge of Pasadena. The sections of this building were designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with a skillful interplay of stucco walls, arched openings and terracotta tile roof. The exterior ornamental detailing is very simple, with bracketed balconies, an arcaded...   view more
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Tournament of Roses Association

5) Tournament of Roses Association (must see)

Tournament of Roses Association, created by the efforts of Charles Frederick Holder and Francis F. Rowland, is the non-profit organization that has annually produced the New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade since 1895 and the Rose Bowl Game, since 1902. The building of the organization is located on South Orange Grove Boulevard.

The structure, a stately Italian Renaissance-style mansion, was once owned by William Wrigley Jr., the chewing gum magnate. After Mrs. Wrigley's death...   view more
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Norton Simon Museum of Art

6) Norton Simon Museum of Art (must see)

The Norton Simon Museum collections include: European paintings, sculptures, and tapestries; Asian sculptures, paintings, and woodblock prints; and Sculpture gardens displaying many sculptors' work in a landscape setting around a large pond. The Museum contains the Norton Simon Theater which shows film programs daily, and hosts; lectures, symposia, and dance and musical performances the year-round. The museum is located along the route of the Tournament of Roses's Rose Parade, where...   view more
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Ambassador Auditorium

7) Ambassador Auditorium

Ambassador Auditorium is located on the historic Ambassador College campus (the Ambassador Auditorium is currently owned by HRock Church continues as a special events venue as well as home to many of Pasadena's symphonies). It was built under the guidance of Herbert W. Armstrong as both a facility to be used by the Worldwide Church of God for religious services and as a concert hall for public performances celebrating the performing arts. Its architectural design has been noted to be...   view more
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