The Glendale Historical Society’s “Romantic Revivals” Home Tour will showcase six outstanding Period Revival homes from the 1920s to 1940 located in some of Glendale’s most charming and historic neighborhoods. This year’s tour will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.
The six character homes featured on this year’s tour represent a variety of architectural styles that became popular in Glendale and throughout much of Southern California in the period between the two world wars, including a 1929 Storybook that was home to heavyweight boxing champion Jess Willard, a 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival designed by architect Frank F. Rasche, a 1926 Mediterranean Revival, a 1930 Mediterranean Revival, a 1939 French Revival and a 1940 American Colonial Revival.
The 2014 TGHS Home Tour is designed to give attendees a taste of the spectrum of revival styles that developed in the period between the two world wars.
“Growing prosperity in the United States after World War I meant that more people could afford to buy houses, and the preconceived notion of what an ideal home should look like was frequently modeled after historicist styles,” said Greg Grammer, president of The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS). “With Glendale’s proximity to Hollywood, many of the homes were further influenced by the burgeoning film industry.”
The 2014 home tour is sponsored by G&C Properties, The Walt Disney Company and Whole Foods Market.
Advance tickets are $25 for TGHS members and $35 for the general public. After Sept. 22, tickets are $30 for members and $40 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 also be purchased on the day of the tour at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.
Guests will drive or cycle to the featured houses for docent-led tours of each home. The tour will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.
For further information, please contact email@example.com or call
(818) 242-7447 or the Glendale Arts box office at (818) 243-2611, ext 11.