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Historic Preservation Commission Considers Special Designations for Two Significant Pasadena Homes on Tuesday

Members of Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission will drive to two homes in the City on Tuesday, September 4, as part of their evaluation process before acting on proposals to designate one of the homes as a Historic Monument and the other as a Landmark. The house at 200 Fern Drive in District 6, recommended for designation as a Historic Monument, is an exceptional example of…

Five Fascinating Stories About Pasadena You Probably Didn’t Know

It’s no secret that Pasadena has a storied history of space-age wonders, cinematic backdrops, and beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods, but what about the quirkier aspects that often go unheeded in a city which turns 132 years…

Baseball Signed by Babe Ruth Stored for Fifty Years in Pasadena Basement Now Up for Auction

Image credit: Lelands.com A baseball that Babe Ruth autographed in Los Angeles in 1927 and gave to father-and-son Fern Ambrose and Fern Gramer Yarbrough when the “Bambino” was in town to shoot a silent movie…

The Other-Worldly Exhibit That Puts Pasadena at the Epicenter of All Things Science Fiction Opens Today with Free Intergalactic Party

It’s no surprise that Pasadena is synonymous with space travel and cosmic collaborations on a global scale thanks to innovative institutions such as Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but some experts go farther and claim…

Rose Bowl Wins Historic Preservation Award

Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium has been named one of nine recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 37th Annual Preservation Awards, which recognize achievement in the field of historic preservation. This year’s projects reflect a wide…

After 40 Years, Pasadena Heritage Continues to Watchdog Aggressive Development, Mansionization, and More

After 40 years working to preserve historic structures and the culture of the community, Pasadena Heritage hosts its Annual Meeting tonight to look back on…

Take A Virtual Stroll of Pasadena’s Neighborhoods, Shaped by the Wealthy, the Railroad, and the Vacationers

Different eras of Pasadena’s past are visible in the architecture found in all corners of town and one local historian says that city would look…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s First Visit to Pasadena, in 1958, Was to the Caltech Y

Photo: Image courtesy Caltech Y Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was to visit Pasadena three times. His very first visit came in the winter of…

Pasadena Museum of History Honors Sheryl and Ed Peters at Grand Opening of the Fenyes Mansion Servant’s Room

Pasadena residents Sheryl and Ed Peters were honored at a champagne reception at Pasadena Museum of History on Wednesday, November 29, for their underwriting of…

Heritage Square Community Room Dedicated to Honor of Local Black Entrepreneur, Visionary Thomas Scott

Councilmember John Kennedy (at left) at the unveiling of a bust of Thomas D. Scott at the Heritage Square Community Room dedication. A community room named in honor of local black entrepreneur and visionary Thomas D. Scott was dedicated at the newly inaugurated Heritage Square Apartments, Pasadena’s newest housing development. Heritage Square was opened last Thursday, March 16, and now gives 70 deserving seniors brand new affordable housing accommodations in the heart of Northwest Pasadena. In remarks delivered during the dedication of the Thomas D. Scott Community Room, City Councilmember John Kennedy spoke of Scott’s background and his desire to…

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