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Moving Sam Maloof 

The Challenges of Moving the Maloof Historic Structures Tour


This is a 90-minute tour with author and architect Ann Kovara. She served as the project construction manager when the Maloof Historic Home, Main Shop, Guesthouse, and 20 major trees were relocated about three miles up the road. The structures moved from the path of the proposed 210 Freeway to the present Maloof Foundation site on Carnelian.


The Maloof Relocation Project is widely regarded as an extraordinary historic preservation success story.  Moving the handmade home and workshop of a world-famous woodworker grieving over the recent loss of his beloved wife, however, presented enormous challenges. Architects, engineers, attorneys, contractors, city planners, Sam, Sam’s craftsmen, and others worked together to meet tight budgets and timelines, while offering a bright future for the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation and the Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc. enterprise, which continues operating to this day.  

Tour includes interior and exterior walk-arounds of the Maloof Historic Home and Main Workshop, with stories and insights reflecting Ann's eyes for architecture and her rich, detailed recollections of working with Sam through many of the hardest days of his life.


Book Signing -  Ann will be on hand before and after the tours to sign her new book: Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend’s Home & Workshops - book onsale now at the Maloof Store.  Get your copy today!


Tour price is $25.00


Tour Date /Times – Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00am


Location – Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for the Arts & Crafts, 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma, CA   91701



To purchase a copy of the book Moving Sam, please visit our Visitor Center or online store.

                       Book does not have to purchased on day of event for author to sign.   


*As this is a special tour, we cannot accept membership guest passes.

Thank you for understanding*       

Ann Kovara, author of Moving Sam
the book Moving Sam by Ann Kovara
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