LoCascio, a residential architect and graduate of the USC School of Architecture, is the home tour curator.
The reviewing process begins with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, and continues with the Planning Commission and finally the City Council.
“This is the 30th anniversary of the Glendale Historical Society, so our events this year are celebrating our accomplishments,” he said.
“This year, we thought that focusing on the historic districts would be a good way for us to celebrate our achievement because the historical society was one of the leaders in the effort to establish historic districts. We definitely would like to encourage more neighborhoods to apply.”
One of the homes on the tour in the Royal Boulevard Historic District is a 1931 Spanish Colonial Revival owned by Rima and Donnell Cameron.
“It’s a textbook example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style,” LoCascio said. “The attention to detail is exceptional. It has a beautiful clay-craft pottery-tiled fireplace that’s original. It also has mahogany floors, which is unique feature of that period.”
The Camerons have lived in the home since June 2008.
When they were looking to buy and came through the home, Rima Cameron said it was in amazing condition.
“Nothing needed to be done,” she said. “It was just immaculate and beautiful.”
She attributed the home’s integrity to prior owners, Michael and Laura Kelly.
A highlight of the house is the breakfast nook, Rima Cameron said.
“It’s a nice little room,” she said. “It’s between the dining room and kitchen. When you look out, you see trees. It’s a tiny room but has a real nice feel to it.”
The whole house has a warm, homey feel to it, she said. It’s 3,500 square feet, but it’s not overwhelming, she added.