“Classic American Architecture and Crafts”
The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. The house, a National Historic Landmark, is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California The mission of The Gamble House, USC is to inspire the public's appreciation and understanding of fine historic architecture through the example of The Gamble House, the most complete and best-preserved work of American Arts and Crafts architects Charles and Henry Greene. This will be realized by: Preserving The Gamble House, its furnishings, and collections to nationally-recognized standards of conservation; Providing an exemplary program of public access that interprets the architecture of The Gamble House, and its collections, in a relevant, educational and engaging way; Providing education programs that enhance the public's understanding of The Gamble House within the context of architectural and cultural history; Maintaining strong academic and administrative ties with the University of Southern California School of Architecture, and Pursuing a mutually supportive relationship with the City of Pasadena in the interest of meeting our mission and adhering to the 1966 family gift agreement. And if it looks familiar, don't be surprised... it was used for exterior shots of Doc Brown's mansion in Back to the Future!
Cool place to see and take photos. They converted the garage into a cute gift shop while preserving the use of the original garage doors which are massive. Haven't done the tour though, but I bet it would be cool.
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The Gamble House
- Mon: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
- Sun, Thu - Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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