The Gamble House Brings Back its Popular ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Tour this Summer

For a limited time this summer the Gamble House will once again open its servants’ quarters for exclusive 90-minute “Upstairs Downstairs” tours. Visitors to the Gamble House from July 30 through August 16 will be able to compare the living quarters of the served with those “in service.” New information recently emerged about the Gamble family and their servants allowing the curators to share more of the personal history of those who lived and worked at 4 Westmoreland Place in Pasadena. Learn just how the Gambles lived in, maintained and appreciated their beautiful Greene & Greene house. - Guests will 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 - Guests will also tour the public spaces and family rooms that make the classic one hour tour so popular. This includes the meticulous craftsmanship of Greene & Greene furniture, the specially-designed leaded art glass light fixtures, and unique architectural features designed by the Greenes exclusively for the Gamble family. The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example 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. The house, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California. Where: The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103 Admission: $20 per person Advance purchase is not required but highly recommended as space is limited per tour and tours often sell out. It is suggested that tickets be purchased early to guarantee desired tour date and time. Tickets may be purchased either online or by phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Walk-ins also welcome when space is available. When: Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 16, 2015 Tours takes place on Thursdays through Sundays, every hour from 11 am – 2 pm 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.