Hours:Thu-Sun 12n-3pm (last tour at 3pm)
Cost:Adults $10; Seniors $7; Children (under 12) free
about The Gamble House:
Ivory Soap helped turn the Gamble family (of Procter and Gamble fame) into American icons. David Gamble, son of the company cofounder, and his wife Mary supervised the building of this gem with the help of architect siblings Greene and Greene.
The Gamble House, as it came to be known, is a prime example of the California Craftsman style of architecture, with an impressive attention to detail throughout the house. Visitors are required to view the house as part of a guided tour. Young children may find that the hour-long tour taxes their attention span.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The house is closed on national holidays.
Several other Greene and Greene homes are within walking distance. Ask for directions at the bookstore.
From 110 Freeway take the Orange Grove Avenue exit and go north on Orange Grove. When you reach the 300 block of North Orange Grove Avenue, watch for Gamble House signs on the side of the street. The Gamble House is located on Westmoreland Place, which is parallel to Orange Grove Avenue's 300 block, between Walnut and Rosemont.