Tickets Now on Sale for Annual Fall Home Tour
The Glendale Historical Society (TGHS) is holding its 2011 Fall Home Tour, Glendale Gems: Historic Homes of the Jewel City, on Sunday, Oct. 2.
This year’s Home Tour will celebrate the variety of architecturally significant homes listed by the City of Glendale on the local Register of Historic Resources including a 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival designed by renowned architect Paul R. Williams. Known as the “Architect of the Stars,” Williams designed homes for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Barbara Stanwyck.
Other private homes on this year’s tour include a castle-like French Revival home built in 1926, a 1936 Spanish Colonial Revival with Art Deco influences, and an elegant 1936 American Colonial Revival by Glendale’s own Merrill W. Baird.
The homes will be open for docent-led tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $30 per person, $20 for TGHS members, at www.glendalehistorical.org or by calling (818) 242-7447. Pre-paid tickets will not be mailed, but can be picked up on the day of the tour at the historic Brand Library, located in Brand Park at 1601 Mountain St. in Glendale. Brand Library, which will serve as the starting point of the tour, is housed in the grand El Miradero mansion that early Glendale developer Leslie C. Brand built in 1904. Ticket holders will be provided with a map and directions to the tour homes.
Tickets will also be available for sale on the day of the tour starting at 10:30 a.m. for $35, $25 for TGHS members at the Brand Library.
TGHS President John LoCascio, a residential architect and graduate of the USC School of Architecture, and Vice President Greg Grammer are the curators of the 2011 Home Tour.
TGHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt all volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Glendale’s history and architectural heritage.
For more information, visit www.glendalehistorical.org or call (818) 242-7447.