For architecture lovers who appreciate the warm and rustic allure of revival design, the Glendale Historical Society’s "Romantic Revivals" home tour on Sept. 28 promises a wide variety of styles to please traditionalists.
This year's lineup features six revival homes, built between 1926 and 1940 including a 1926 Mediterranean Revival in the Verdugo Woodlands neighborhood, pictured here, with a fireplace in the entry as well as a 1929 Storybook that was once home to heavyweight boxing champion Jess Willard.
Historical society president Greg Grammer said the the tour is designed to offer a sample of the different architectural 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,” Grammer said. “The preconceived notion of what an ideal home should look like was frequently modeled after historical styles. With Glendale’s proximity to Hollywood, many of the homes were further influenced by the burgeoning film industry.”
Tickets are $25-$35 in advance and $30-$40 after Sept. 22 and can be bought online at www.glendalehistorical.org or www.glendalearts.org or in person at the Americana at Brand Concierge Desk. The tour is self-driven and runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 242-7447 or the Glendale Arts box office at (818) 243-2611, ext 11. Day of tour tickets may be purchased at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.