The Gamble House is a National Historic Landmark in Pasadena, designed in 1908 by Charles and Henry Greene for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. The house, an example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture, is normally open for public tours, but beginning August 1st, the servants’ quarters will be open for guided tours for the first time. This includes the basement and second and third floors. Close-up views will also be available of specially designed furniture pieces that are normally roped off, as well as original items such as the laundry sinks and coal room. The guided tours will present the view of life in the house from the servants’ perspective and include new history on the original owners.
The new tour will run Thursdays through Sundays, every half hour from 11am-3pm, August 1 through 18. For tickets and more info, call 626-793-3334 or visit Upstairs Downstairs Tour.