Sunday, June 4, 2017
from noon to five
LONG BEACH HERITAGE presents a tour of five historically significant and architecturally distinguished homes and gardens in the Bluff Park, Park Estates and Belmont Heights areas of Long Beach. Docents will highlight the interior and exterior features and the history of the homes.
Tickets for the tour are $40 ($35 for members) and may be ordered through PayPal. DURING checkout you will be directed to a link where you must download tour instructions and a map. Don't forget to do this step!
Wristbands will be available at all the houses on the day of the tour. If you have reservations you may check in at any house where your name will be on a list..
If you need to buy tickets or forgot to download the map, come to “will call” at 5501 East Lonna Linda Drive - in the Park Estates area of Long Beach -between 11:45 and 2:00 on Sunday.
Will Call directions: From the intersection of Seventh Street and Bellflower, go north on Bellflower to the first light and turn left (Anaheim Street), make your next left on Bryant and an immediate right on Lonna Linda. 5501 East Lonna Linda.
LB Heritage office 562-493-7019. This phone will not be manned during the tour. If you have a problem please come to will call.
1957 Mid-Century Modern – Designed by renowned architect Edward A. Killingsworth, this lovely Park Estates home is a classic example of modernist sensibilities. Post-and-beam style, clerestory windows and original materials express the essence of minimalist garden living.
1912 Craftsman – Designated as a contributing building to the Bluff Park Historic District, this home retains extensive period details such as mother-of-pearl push-button light switches and original wood wainscoting, built-in cabinetry and flooring.
1928 Spanish Colonial Revival – Perched on a hill where Belmont Heights descends to the Shore, this art-filled home has a turreted entry, an expansive coved ceiling in the living room, a carefully modernized kitchen and a large terraced rear garden.
1930 Luxurious Duplex -Erected for developer Charles Malcolm and filled with original California tile, rich woodwork, ingenious built-ins and an unparalleled courtyard that evokes old Seville. John D. Sherer was the designer-builder known for his construction of Long Beach’s first ‘skyscraper’ – the Pacific Southwest Building on Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard.
1913 Arts and Crafts Treasure – In residence for 16 years, the owners of this Bluff Park gem have taken pains to honor its origins. In 2,550 feet, they have artfully blended antiques and reproductions with modern comforts.