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Altadena Home to Appear on Modern Home Architectural Tour

The Pasadena Heritage Spring home tour on March 25 features a modern-style home on Highview Avenue in Altadena.

An Altadena home on Highview Avenue is one of five that will be featured on a March 25 modern-style architecture tour that will be held by the Pasadena Heritage group.

The home, which is pictured at right, was designed by famous Los Angeles area architect Gregory Ain.

The Pasadena Heritage group holds a themed Spring home tour each year - this year the tour is called "American Modern, USC Style and Beyond."

The tour information release notes that modern-style homes are "rare" in the Pasadena area, which tends to be better known among artchitecture buffs for its craftsman bungalows.

To get more information on the tour or purchase tickets, check out the group's website.

not Carl Peterson lll March 19, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Just looking at the picture I know thit block. We lived there until 1965. their were 64 kids, (Baby Boomers) on about 24 houses. We were black white and many others. From what I remember everyone got along like one big family. Sometimes more like a circus. Many people never locked their doors. We could go anywhere on the block as long as we went home when the street lights came on. As new and modern as those post-war homes were, the only flaw was all the roofs leaked where the angle met the high windows. My neighbor and I were the six year old boys in the 1964 Sickle Cell Anemia poster, because his dad (Mr. Smith) was the artist. Mark T.
michele Zack March 19, 2012 at 05:48 PM
For more information on the Gregory Ain-designed block of homes on Highview, visit Altadena Heritage's website http://altadenaheritage.com/ and go to the AHA! program under "what we do." Altadena Heritage designated this wonderful (even with leaky roof problem!) neighborhood an Altadena Heritage Area (AHA!) in 2005, and the great photographer Julius Shulman came out to our dedication. As a surprise, he began auctioning extremely valuable original prints of photos he had taken for Ain in the late 1940s — all proceeds going to Altadena Heritage! I invite Patch to put a hotlink to AH in this story, because Park Planned Homes is really an Altadena story.

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