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“Rare Glimpse into Art & Architecture of a Century Ago”
Review of The Gamble House

The Gamble House
Ranked #3 of 68 things to do in Pasadena
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Owner description: This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, is an excellent example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture.
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Designed by Chicago architectural firm Greene & Greene for the Gambles of Procter & Gamble in 1908, this house brings Frank Lloyd Wright to mind on first viewing. The tour, however, reveals elements unique to the Greenes as well as other artists involved in the project, such as Emil Lange stained glass and Stickley furniture. The docents are knowledgeable and incorporate art, architecture, history, biography, and humor into their presentation. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Had the good fortune to finally visit the Gamble House. Terrific tour, wonderful architecture. This is definitely worth the time if you are in the area, and for architecture fans, worth a trip to the area. While you are there, take the time to walk the neighborhood and see the other wonderful examples of Greene & Greene architecture.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Great Craftsman style house with attention to detail and no sharp edges. A Greene & Greene work of architecture. The tour was of the upstairs and downstairs, they were refinishing the floors on the first floor of the house and that area was closed. Our tour covered the basement to the third floor storage area, except the main part of the first floor. The docent was very informative and shared some very interesting details of the house. There is a book store in what was the garage. Check the website for different tours available and there respective costs. Tours can be booked online or by phone, it is best to book a tour before going to the house.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Gamble house is a piece of art that you must visit when in Pasadena. The expert architecture of Greene and Greene makes this quite a bungalow. Monthly, there is a "behind the ropes" tour for interested parties.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

One of the great examples of architect Greene and Greene work. A Craftstman style home built for the Gamble family at the turn of the 20th Century. Tours can be booked through their website.

Thank GaleGDavis
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