The city of Pasadena is rich in history and significant architecture, featuring 9 landmark districts and over 3,500 designated historic sites. Preservation groups like Pasadena Heritage have worked tirelessly with the city to preserve Pasadena's architectural treasures, with over 100 appearing on this driving tour. Elegant hotels include the Wentworth, The Hotel Green, and the Vista Del Arroyo. Tour-goers will marvel at all the brightly painted Victorian buildings to be found here. Pasadena also boasts many Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) style homes, including the work of architects Greene & Greene, Alfred and Arthur Heineman, Louis Easton, and more. See the mansions of "Millionaire's Row," Art Deco masterpieces, and Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, American Colonial, French Provincial, and English Tudor revival styles. History buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and southern California visitors all will love this unique and fascinating tour, which offers the best way to see diverse architecture in Pasadena.
As an undergraduate studying design in New York City, Laura Massino Smith found her coursework in historic preservation and art history compelling, and went on to earn a master's degree in Architectural History. She now shares her specialized knowledge and passion through driving tours of the Los Angeles area. Massino Smith is a member of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.