Beginning Sunday, April 15, the Robbins House in La Cañada Flintridge will be displayed as the 48th Showcase House for the Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts (PSHA).
The PSHA was first formed in 1948, known then as the The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee. The group is made up of community members and volunteers who work on the promotion of music education programs. The first Showcase Event was held in 1965, with admission price at $1.50. The program garnered the attendance of 7,500 people; today, almost 30,000 people attend the Showcase House.
This year, PSHA will honor the Robbins House. The home was designed by John Winford Byers, who worked wtih celebrity clients like Shirley Temple and J. Paul Getty, and built by Glen O. Winget of Pasadena. The house features eight bedrooms and baths. It is an example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and highlights include design details from Italy, Spain, Mexico, and parts of North Africa.
The Robbins House has a long history, dating back to the 1930s. The home is known for its historical and architectural contribution to La Cañada Flintridge. Drawings, photographs, and other materials on the Robbins House are held at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s University Art Museum.