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Call 626-793-3334 ext. 16 to make your paid reservation
$30 per member

Earl C. Anthony
Photos courtesy of John Aaroe Group





Saturday, August 23, 2014
11:00a.m.- 1:00p.m.

• Advance paid reservations are required.
• Light refreshments will be served.

Location details will be provided upon reservation confirmation.

Designed in 1909 for Earl C. Anthony, a Packard automobile dealer and radio station owner. The house plan is L-shaped and designed for an urban lot like the Thorsen house in Berkeley, but with spaces to better suit a Southern California lifestyle. The exterior has split-shake cladded open porches and a terrace like the Blacker, Gamble, and Pratt Houses, but with a simpler interior. The living room fireplace has a raised hearth of thick paving tiles and resembles the design used for the Irwin house living room. Off the living room, a small den provides a secluded retreat and French doors offered outdoor access and garden views. Additions of leaded art glass, a more expansive sleeping porch and breakfast room was commissioned in 1913.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to join us for an exclusive, members-only event to explore this beautiful work by Charles and Henry Greene.

Explore the Earl C. Anthony House at the Greene & Greene Virtual Archives.

Bungalow Heaven Preserving A Neighborhood


A documentary by Joaquin Montalvan

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Reception begins at 7:30 p.m.
Screening begins at 8:00 p.m.

Screening will take place on the rear terrace
and lawn of the Gamble House

Pasadena’s “Bungalow Heaven” was the first historic landmark district in Pasadena, and the United States! Joaquin Montalvan’s documentary reveals the hard fought struggle that took place to preserve this unique and highly coveted neighborhood.

• No tickets or reservations required.
• This is an outdoor event. All seating is on the lawn so please bring your blankets and low lawn chairs.
• Unfortunately we can't accommodate seating on the Gamble House terrace during the movie.
• Restrooms will be available and remain open throughout the event.

$25 per FoGH member
$30 per Non-member
Cash donations will be
collected at the door the
night of the lecture.

Please note: Credit cards can not be accepted for this event.

Need more information
or have questions?

Call 626-793-3334 ext. 16

Pioneers of Modernism Arts and Crafts in Austrailia
Top: Chadwick house in Eaglemont, Victoria Australia, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.; Bottom: Pioneers of Modernism book jackets.


The Arts and Crafts Movement
in Australia

Lecture by Harriet Edquist
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Neighborhood Church - Sanctuary
301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

This presentation will explore the ways in which the architecture of the Australian Arts and Crafts movement was influenced by concurrent movements, and how it informed the development of Modernism in Australia. Of particular interest will be the resonance between the California bungalow and Australia's own version of the typology.

Harriet Edquist is Professor of Architectural History and Head of the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). She is the author of a number of books including Harold Desbrowe-Annear: A Life In Architecture, Pioneers of Modernism: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Australia, and numerous other titles related to architecture and design of the Victorian period forward.

The 2014-2015 Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series

FoGH Members
Lecture: $25 | Tour: $75

Lecture: $30 | Tour: $80

Stories in Stone Douglas Keister Event
Photo courtesy of Douglas Keister

Lecture and Tour at Mountain View Cemetery

by Douglas Keister
Tuesday, November 18, 2014*
Lecture: 6:00p.m. | Tour: 7:00p.m.

*Advance ticketing is required. Limited number of tickets available, early ticketing is strongly recommended.

Mountain View Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91001
Note: Please do not enter from Fair Oaks Ave.

Douglas Keister, who has been called “America’s chief tombstone tourist” by CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Rita Braver, will be giving an informative and entertaining lecture illustrated with photographs of cemeteries and funerary art from around the world.

As a special bonus, Doug will guide a limited number of guests on a candlelight tour of Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. The tour will feature funerary architecture, secret societies, cemetery symbolism and even a unique hollow tombstone. We’ll end the tour by visiting the resting place of George Reeves, the original Superman.

Doug Keister gives annual nighttime Halloween cemetery tours at his hometown cemetery in Chico, California and has been honored as a co-tour director at the famous Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York. Doug has authored six books on cemeteries, from his seminal work on funerary architecture, Going Out In Style to his latest cemetery-centric book, Stories In Stone Paris. Doug has spoken at dozens of venues across America including the Smithsonian Institution and the Cooper Union in New York. In March, 2014 he spoke at the Gamble House on Storybook Style architecture.

• Votive lights will be provided.
• Please wear flat, broad heeled shoes as we will be walking on grass and unpaved surfaces.
• No-one under 14 years of age will be admitted. You may bring young adults aged 14 and up. They must be accompanied by an adult. Admission price is the same as adult price.

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