The Blinn Family Home

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The Blinn Family

Edmund Blinn, an Oak Park, Illinois native, who made a fortune in the lumber business, enjoyed Pasadena when visiting with his wife Kate and their four children. 

The Blinn House becomes "Home" to the Women's City Club of Pasadena

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In 1941, the home was purchased by Gloria Crane Gartz, an heiress to the Crane Plumbing Company.  In 1945, she and eight other forward-thinking women formed the Women's City Club of Pasadena.  Today, the historic home continues to serve the Pasadena community as a meeting place for civic, cultural, and educational activities.


Since 1945, the Women’s City Club of Pasadena has fulfilled a need within our local community by providing a beautiful meeting space for non-profit organizations, women in leadership, business professionals, and individuals to meet. 


Today it continues to provide a place where local women connect, collaborate and celebrate life together.      


In 1977 the Blinn House was designated as a Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmark and in 2001 it was listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Resources.