Tickets are on sale for The Glendale Historical Society’s “Spanish Splendor” home tour on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will showcase five Period Revival homes from the late 1920s and early 1930s. During that era, Spanish Colonial Revival – and to a lesser extent Mediterranean Revival – was the dominant architectural style, not only in Glendale but throughout much of the region.
The Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterranean Revival styles have their roots in the efforts to develop a uniquely “native” California design.
These styles drew on the architectural traditions of Spain and Italy and paid closer attention to historicity of elements than did earlier Mission style architecture, which was more rooted in the fantasy of California rancho lifestyle.
Included on the Spanish Splendor home tour is the 1928 Jacob D. Funk House designed by architect Earl C. Rahn. The historic home combines elements of both the Spanish Colonial Revival and Monterey Revival styles.
Other houses on the Spanish Splendor home tour include:
• Bowles House – An immaculately restored 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival hillside home with a sunken, barrel-vaulted living room decorated in period furnishings.
• Burns House – An elegant 1928 Mediterranean Revival home built by Guy Worth Calkins, one of the leading builders of early Glendale.
• Mahoney House – A classic 1932 Spanish Colonial Revival home that exudes warmth and romance and features a charming interior courtyard.
• Weigart House – A lovely, modest-sized 1932 Spanish Colonial Revival home with original details such as magnesite floors, hand-stenciled wood beams and tile fireplace.
The 2016 Home Tour is sponsored by G&C Properties and The Walt Disney Company. Advance tickets are $30 for TGHS members and $40 for the general public. After Sept. 20, tickets are $35 for members and $45 for the public. Tickets may be purchased online at www.GlendaleHistorical.org or www.GlendaleArts.org, or in person at The Americana at Brand concierge desk. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour only at the historic Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
Guests will drive themselves to the featured houses for docent-led tours of each home. Some houses have stairs. Not all portions of the homes will be open for the tour. The tour will be held regardless of weather. Tickets are non-refundable.
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 242-7447 or the Glendale Arts box office at (818) 243-2611, ext. 11.