Join Alhambra Preservation Group on February 23, 2017 for a free tour of the historic Wrigley mansion in Pasadena that now serves as the headquarters, or Tournament House, for the Tournament of Roses. This tour will be co-led by APG’s very own vice president, Barbara Beckley, who is celebrating her 50th anniversary of being a Rose Princess. Here’s all you need to know about the tour:
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. (please meet at 2:45 on the home’s front porch)
Cost: Free! The tour is offered at no charge by the Tournament of Roses.
Location: 391 South Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91184
RSVP by February 21, 2017 at (626) 755-3467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available in a small lot on the Tournament of Roses property or on adjacent streets. Please note that the tour will include stairs.
After the tour, we’ll stop by Twoheys restaurant in Alhambra for a no-host dinner.
Built in 1914 by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr, this Italian Renaissance-style mansion was considered one of the more modest homes on Pasadena’s “Millionaire’s Row.” The three-story mansion was built for $170,000 and has 22 rooms totaling 18,500 square feet of living space. Of the Wrigley’s six residences throughout the United States, Ada Wrigley considered this home her favorite.
Photo courtesy of the Tournament of Roses.