Blinn House Foundation Announces 2011 Dr. Robert Winter Award Recipient for Outstanding Service in Architectural Preservation

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Noted Pasadena architect Peyton Hall, FAIA to be honored, May 7

The Blinn House Foundation, a Pasadena non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Edmund Blinn House, today announced their 2011 recipient for the 8th Annual Dr. Robert Winter award, named after the famous Pasadena architectural historian and author.

Peyton Hall, FAIA, B.Arch., University of Virginia; M.E.D., Yale University; Certificate, Center for Palladian Studies, Vicenza; NEA Fellowship, Tokyo National Cultural Properties Institute.

Hall is a principal of Historic Resources Group, LLC. He has served as the historic architect for the Gamble House, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Angels Flight Railway, the Rose Bowl, Pasadena City Hall, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument (Olvera Street), Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian Theatres, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Barnsdall, Freeman, and Ennis Houses. Hall is a founding faculty member of the USC School of Architecture Master of Historic Preservation degree program. He has presented papers at the national conferences of the American Institute of Architects, Association for Preservation Technology International, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Society of Architectural Historians, and educational conferences sponsored by the National Park Service.

His projects have received awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the California Preservation Foundation, the Los Angeles Conservancy, and the American Institute of Architects. He is President Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the California Preservation Foundation, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Pasadena Heritage, and received CPF's Preservationist of the Year Award in 2007.

Dr. Robert Winter Award Dinner

Proceeds from the Dr. Robert Winter Award dinner will be earmarked for the restoration and preservation of the 1905 Prairie School-style Blinn House which is listed on National Register of Historic Places and designated Pasadena Landmark #16. The Blinn House, home of the Women's City Club, contributes to the San Gabriel Valley community by serving as a unique meeting place for numerous non-profit and civic organizations.

Repeating the success of last year, the event will be a garden party featuring the viewing of the Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses race, festive hats, mint Juleps, and a scrumptious Kentucky-style dinner. Cheryl Conley and her band will provide the music.

Attendees from 2 to 6 pm will have an opportunity to win numerous donated prizes including an iPad, iPod touch, and an e-reader to name a few and make bids at the Silent Auction.

To purchase dinner tickets $150.00 each ($80.00 of each ticket is tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by applicable law), or to place a congratulatory ad in the evening program book, please contact 626-796-0560 or email wccpas(at)sbcglobal(dot)net. The Blinn House is located at 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

Contact: Maria Schweitzer
Photos Available Upon Request
626-683-8113

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