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Home tour Sunday explores Alhambra's architectural history

The Alhambra Historic Home Tour will feature six homes built in the early 20th century, each representing a different style of architecture. A preview of the families, architecture, and history that will be featured:

The first home on the tour is the Divine Home, a 1924 Colonial Revival built by Thomas and Lucy Divine.

The second home is the Clark Home, a two-story Arts and Crafts residence built in 1910 by the Ye Pianry Building Company.

The Grahn Home, which is third on the tour, is also an Arts and Crafts residence. It was built in 1909 for Marcella Grahn, a New York "spinster."

The fourth stop is the Sturges Home, a large 1909 Arts and Crafts house featuring an original river-rock fireplace. The home has been preserved by the Sturges' extended family.

The Piersol Home, a Spanish Colonial Revival built in 1934, is fifth on the tour. Prominent features include arched windows and a three-arch arcade, which extends over the driveway. The original front door still sits on its hinges, but the front courtyard was added by the current owner.

The last home of the tour is the Crosswhite Home, a Craftsman Revival built in 1922. Originally a small two-bedroom bungalow, the home was almost doubled in size by the current owners but retains much of the home's original details, including redwood siding, oak flooring ad double-hung windows.

The Alhambra Historic Home Tour will take place June 12 from 11am-4pm. Tickets will be available for $20 on the day of the tour at the Alhambra Historical Society Museum, 1550 West Alhambra Road.

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2 thoughts on “Home tour Sunday explores Alhambra's architectural history”

  1. Hi. My family used to live in The Divine Home from 1955-1958. We loved it. Do you have any pictures of the inside? We have already talked to the owners and they have invited us to come see their home. I just was curious if there were any pictures from the Home tour. thank you, Heather Matter (Oliphant)

    1. Hi Heather,
      I spoke with your sister Lauri about the Home Tour, and helped to put her in touch with the current owners of your childhood home. We are so sorry that you missed this fun event! Please visit out organization’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/alhambrapreservation) for a special feature on the Divine Home, posted last week. You can click on the photo of the front door to see a whole gallery, complete with historical and architectural info. Also, if you visit our website (www.AlhambraPreservation.org), you can view a gallery comprised of hundreds of photos from the Home Tour.

      Please stay in touch. If you can, join us for our next event — a Summer Ice Cream Social, scheduled for mid-August.

      Best regards,
      Chris Olson
      Alhambra Preservation Group

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