Sunday, June 7, 2015 from noon to five. Long Beach Heritage presents a tour of six distinguished homes representing the rich architectural history of Long Beach. Docents will highlight the interior and exterior features.
The six houses to be presented will include:
1905 Chalet: A Tudor style home with steeply pitched, asymmetrically placed gables. The porch, columns and chimney constructed of arroyo cobbles, as well as the pergola-like porch roof, give the dwelling a rustic Craftsman effect. Above the windows are transoms with prism shaped leaded panes.
1920s Two Miner Smith Houses: Of his 23 houses built in Long Beach, two will be open for viewing. These custom bungalow mansions include ornamental concrete porches, a porte cochere, unique fireplaces and custom built cabinetry and moldings.
1940 International Style: Meticulously restored early modernist home in Alamitos Heights. Designed by Raphael Soriano, who worked with Richard Neutra before becoming a leading architect in his own right. This home features a simple façade with horizontal ribbons of metal casement windows that run along the upper and lower floors and a unique roof top deck.
1953-1954 Two Cliff May Ranchos: Post and beam architecture designed by the pioneer of the California ranch house with open floor plans, board and batten siding, clerestory windows, floor to ceiling glass, exposed post and bean ceilings and unique indoor-outdoor relationships and gardens.
A FOOD TRUCK WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FIRST STREET
Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members and may be ordered through Pay Pal or by check with a self-addressed envelope sent to Long Beach Heritage, Post Office Box 92521, Long Beach. CA 90809.
ORDERS AFTER JUNE 1ST MAY BE PICKED UP AT
2732 E FIRST STREET
BETWEEN NOON AND 2:00 ON TOUR DAY.
Tickets, maps and instructions will be mailed if the order is received by June 1, 2015. For questions or “will call” tickets call Long Beach Heritage – 562-493-7019.