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Our doors to the Pasadena Showcase House of Design first opened on March 21, 1965


Our very first house, a 1929 Florentine palazzo built by architect Edwin Westberg in San Marino, opened to the public on March 21, 1965. Tickets were $1.50.

56 years later, and pandemic aside, we are still going strong. Ticket sales from our 56 Showcase Houses have together raised more than $23 million for music and the arts through our Gifts & Grants program, Instrumental Competition, Music Mobile™, Youth Concert, and support of our longtime partner, the LA Philharmonic.


Celebrate with us by contributing $56

Like many nonprofit organizations, we’ve been devastated by the economic effects of the pandemic, but we remain committed to funding important nonprofit organizations throughout Southern California through our Gifts & Grants program. Your support is crucial to ensuring these organizations stay funded through these unprecedented times.

Learn more about our 1965 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, courtesy of LA Times Homes magazine:









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