The Gamble House

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One-Hour Guided Tour of The Gamble House Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Brown-Bag Tuesday Mini-Tours Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Self-Guided Tours Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Behind the Velvet Ropes Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Fire & Light Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Details & Joinery Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Arroyo Terrace Neighborhood Walking Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
AxS Festival Tours Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Curator Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Joinery & Decoration Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Materiality & Signification Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Tone & Cadence Tour Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Sidney D Gamble Lecture Series Ticket Price Rating  
Interior Style: The Temple of Wings Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Paul Williams: Legacy Pasadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
Taliesin East & West Eagle Rock, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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Mountain View Cemetery Lecture & Tour Altadena, CA N/A - Info & Tickets
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 and is open for public tours.

The architects worked closely with the Gambles in the design of the house, incorporating specific design elements to complement art pieces belonging to the family. Drawings for the house were completed in February 1908, and ground was broken in March. Ten months later, the house was completed, the first pieces of custom furniture were delivered, and The Gamble House became home to David Gamble, his wife Mary, and two of their three sons: Sidney and Clarence. (Their son Cecil was 24 at the time, and on his own.) In addition, Mary’s sister, Julia Huggins, came from Ohio to live with the family. By the summer of 1910, all the custom-designed furniture was in place.

David and Mary lived in the house until their deaths in 1923 and 1929, respectively. Julia lived in the house until her death in 1943. Cecil Huggins Gamble and his wife Louise Gibbs Gamble lived in the house beginning in 1946 and briefly considered selling it. They soon changed their minds, however, when prospective buyers spoke of painting the interior teak and mahogany woodwork white! The Gambles realized the artistic importance of the house and it remained in the Gamble family until 1966, when it was deeded to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California School of Architecture.
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