Craftsman Weekend 2012 in Pasadena: Highlights

The annual Craftsman Weekend celebration organized by the preservation group Pasadena Heritage has some fresh offerings this year, including a tour of a Swiss chalet-style home in Altadena and a stroll through a neighborhood with Victorian and Craftsman homes in Glendora.

The three-day event opens Oct. 19 and will include lectures, workshops and bus and walking tours. The highlight is the Craftsman House Tour, composed of five privately owned homes designed between 1911 and 1916, including the 1912 Lemon House, shown here, designed by the Foss Designing and Building Co. That tour is scheduled for Oct. 21.

The Glendora tour is scheduled for Oct. 19. Tours of the James Allen Freeman House on Oct. 20 will be led by master woodworkers James and John Ipekjian, who renovated the home. They will highlight its unique woodwork, metal craft, art glass fabricated by Judson Studios and Batchelder ceramic tile. The morning tour is sold out, according to the Pasadena Heritage website, but tickets are available for an afternoon tour.

Docents also will lead walking tours through Pasadena neighborhoods, including Historic Highlands, Madison Heights, Orange Heights and Ford Place, part of the Fuller Theological Seminary campus.


Established as a resource for enthusiasts of the Arts and Crafts style, the Craftsman Exposition juried show and sale at the Pasadena Convention Center will include more than 60 antique dealers’ and artists’ furniture, textiles, pottery, tiles, metal work, wallpapers, stencils and books.

For ticket prices and an event schedule, visit Pasadena Heritage online or 651 S. St. John Ave. Parking will be available at the Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. Information: (626) 441-6333.

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