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ANNUAL MEETING

Members Only Event
FRIENDS OF THE GAMBLE HOUSE ANNUAL MEETING

Sunday, June 11, 2017 • 12:30pm-3:00pm

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to tour two Greene & Greene homes which have recently undergone important rehabilitation and restoration work!

Rev. A Moss Merwin House (1904) and Robert Pitcairn, Jr. House (1906)
Tour and buffet lunch

BUY-with-acme-ticketing-logo-204x41$40 per person
Purchase Tickets Online Today or call 844-325-0812

The FoGH Annual Meeting will also include:
Friends of the Gamble House annual meeting program
Presentation by Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA and Michael Krakower, FASCE

ABOUT THE HOUSES

Robert Pitcairn, Jr. House: Robert Pitcairn, Jr., son of a wealthy and prominent Pennsylvania Railroad executive, hired the Greenes in 1906 to build his home after he had lived in another house they had designed. The Pitcairn house would combine the entire lexicon of their mature design elements for the first time.

Rev. A. Moss Merwin House: In 1904, the Greenes designed a house for the Rev. Alexander Moss Merwin. It was only the second house to be constructed by Peter Hall for the Greenes. He would soon become the Greenes’ preferred contractor.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA, founded her Long Beach-based firm, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. (KSMA) in 1988. While KSMA projects have received international recognition, including two American Architectural Awards presented by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, Kelly received the USC School of Architecture 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award,. The first female recipient of the prestigious Gamble House Scholar-in-Residence program, Kelly resided in the House during her senior years as an architectural student at USC. This unique experience had a profound influence on her professional focus and approach to practicing architecture. Kelly served as the Project Architect for the nationally-recognized conservation of the Gamble House, completed in 2004. The Conservation project has been recognized by the Los Angeles Conservancy, the California Preservation Foundation and the American Institute of Architects. Kelly has been privileged to work on numerous distinctive Charles and Henry Greene projects, including the redesign of the Greene & Greene Gallery at the Huntington, and notably the 2014 restoration of the Pitcairn house, and the 2014 rehabilitation of the Merwin house.

Michael Krakower, FASCE, is principal of Krakower & Associates, Structural Engineers in Arcadia, Ca. His practice for 24 years has focused on structural engineering of existing buildings and bridges often built with archaic materials of construction. Many of the structures are eligible or listed on historic registers. Educated at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California with a BS in Architectural Engineering, Mr. Krakower is a licensed civil and structural engineer in California. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and maintains membership in historic preservation organizations including Pasadena Heritage, Los Angeles Conservancy and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

• To be held at Westridge School, Pasadena
• Parking: Entrance on State Street just east of Orange Grove Blvd. Please reserve your tickets by June 5th.
• Please note: Advance pre-paid reservations only. This is a Friends of the Gamble House members only event.

Above: Pitcairn House, photo courtesy of Tom Moore

MOVIE NIGHT

FRIENDS OF THE GAMBLE HOUSE MOVIE NIGHT
Saturday, August 12, 2017 • movie begins at dusk, picnicking begins at 6:30pm
No RSVP needed, this is a free MEMBERS ONLY event

In honor of our Upstairs/Downstairs tour this year, our movie is GOSFORD PARK.
Enjoy a picnic on the Gamble House lawn and settle in to watch Robert Altman’s 2001 British mystery written by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame.

A few notes about the evening:
• Free freshly popped popcorn will be provided.
• Please be mindful of your neighbor’s view: blanket picnic groups in front, lawn chairs towards the back. 
• A restroom will be available
• Some nights can be cool on the lawn so dress accordingly

Gosford Park stars an ensemble cast, which includes Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Emily Watson. The story follows a party of wealthy Britons and an American, and their servants, who gather for a shooting weekend at Gosford Park, an English country house. A murder occurs after a dinner party, and the film goes on to present the subsequent investigation from the servants’ and guests’ perspectives.

GENTLE YOGA

GENTLE YOGA SESSIONS
Presented by
Friends of the Gamble House
FoGH members only event

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We invite Friends of the Gamble House members to join us for calming, stress-relieving yoga classes designed to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. These gentle yoga sessions focus on building awareness of breath and body, while a slower pace allows for attention to alignment and detail. This nurturing practice is a perfect match for the relaxing and serene setting of the Gamble House.

$15 per session or purchase a 4 session series* for $50 or 5 session series* for $60
Purchase Tickets Online Today or call 844-325-0812
Advance reservations required. *must be consecutive sessions.
Classes led by Jill Zepezauer (Hatha yoga instructor)

May 2017 session dates and times:
Fridays 8:30-9:30am
(May 5, 12, 19, 26)

May Month Pass (4) May Single Sessions

June 2017 session dates and times:
Fridays 8:30-9:30am
(June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

June Month Pass (5) June Single Sessions

This is a Friends of the Gamble House members only event. Call 213-705-9772 to join today.

yoga• Class sizes are small; please choose your sessions early. 
• Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with minor limitations.
• Each class is a 60 minute session. We begin promptly so please allow enough time prior to the class start time for parking and check-in.

Please bring a yoga mat and thick towel or yoga blanket.
All attendees must complete the waiver form prior to first session. Click here to download waiver.
• There will a limited number of straps and eye pillows available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Parking: Parking is available directly in-front of the Gamble House on Westmoreland Place. Free public parking is also available on Orange Grove Blvd. and Walnut St. Please help us be good neighbors by not parking in the Neighborhood Church lot or in front of Westmoreland Academy.