‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Tour at Gamble House

Popular tour returns – exclusive access into the servants’ quarters

PHOTO: Alexander Vertikoff | SouthPasadenan.com | Take in a piece of Pasadena history by exploring the famous house

This summer the Gamble House will once again open its servants’ quarters for exclusive “Upstairs Downstairs” tours. Visitors to the Gamble House from July 27th through August 13th will be able to compare the living quarters of the Gamble family with those “in service.” New information recently emerged about the Gamble family and their servants allows us to share more of the personal history of those who lived and worked at 4 Westmoreland Place. Come learn how the Gamble family and their staff lived in and maintained an architectural masterpiece of the early 20th century!

– Visit the original laundry and coal rooms in the basement.
– The surprisingly light and accommodating servants’ bedrooms.
– Learn about the multi-ethnic staff that helped make the Gambles’ lives in Pasadena more comfortable.
– Tour the public spaces and family rooms that make the classic 1-hour tour so popular. This includes the meticulous craftsmanship of Greene and Greene furniture, the specially-designed leaded art glass light fixtures, and the unique architectural features designed by the Greene’s exclusively for the Gamble family.

PHOTO: Alexander Vertikoff | SouthPasadenan.com | The house’s unique interiors are one-of-a-kind, literally

Upstairs Downstairs Tours – Adults: $20, Children under 12: FREE
More info: http://gamblehouse.org/upstairs-downstairs/

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Upstairs Downstairs promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x633tnjx_Qo

The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example and the most complete and best-preserved work of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978, the Gamble House is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California, and continues to inspire the public’s appreciation and understanding of fine historic architecture.

WHERE: The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103

July 27 – August 13, 2017 – 90 minutes
Thursdays-Saturdays on the hour from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and Sundays on the hour from 12-noon – 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS/INFORMATION: Call 626-793-3334; or visit www.GambleHouse.org for more information on the limited ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Tours and all of the other tours offered at The Gamble House. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; and no food, drinks, pets or strollers are permitted on tours.

PHOTO: Alexander Vertikoff | SouthPasadenan.com | A vast array of influences can been seen all over the house