Arden Road Neighborhood Walking Tour

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Event Category: Cultural Events

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    Arden Road is a prestigious address in Pasadena and is at the northern edge of the Oak Knoll district, named for the multitude of giant oaks growing here when the land was settled. Arden was relatively undeveloped until the 1920s when the majority of the gracious homes which line the street were built. A number of Pasadena’s best known and most highly respected architects designed homes here. Styles range from Craftsman to Mediterranean, English Tudor and Monterey Colonial which were popular in the 1920s and 30s. At the time most of these homes were built, Pasadena was the wealthiest community of its size in the country. Many residents had made fortunes elsewhere and came to Pasadena in early retirement or to begin new ventures. The Arden Road Tour explores this neighborhood and its wealth of great architecture, soon to be a designated Landmark District. If you have mobility issues please contact the office. There are no interior stops.

    Architectural beauties from the 1920s through 1930s are the highlights of this tour. $20, Pasadena Heritage, 651 S. Saint John Ave., 626-441-6333, pasadenaheritage.org

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