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Saturday, May 27, 2017

EVENT: WALKING TOUR of South Marengo Historic District in Pasadena, California 6/3/17

South Marengo Historic District

Saturday, June 3 | 9:00 - 11:00am

Tickets: Member $15 | Non-Member $18

South Marengo was once the address of Victorian Mansions and modest hotels, praised by President Teddy Roosevelt as a beautiful example of city planning. Pasadena Heritage nominated the Historic District to the National Register in 1982, then purchased and rehabilitated its first hands-on Prservation Fund project here. We also heped form the special business overlay zone, which allows some commercial uses in the restored homes. This tour will explore the people and stories associated with this turn-of-the-century Craftsman neighborhood.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pasadena rapper/producer Emani talks New Projects, Collaborations, and the State of Hip Hop

Pasadena rapper/producer Emani talks New Projects, Collaborations, and the State of Hip Hop

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Old Pasadena Historic Pubs & Trivia
Thursday, May 25 | 4:30 - 7:30pm & 6:00 - 9:00pm
Tickets: Member $80 | Non-Member $87

Experience the history of a few famous and infamous Old Pasadena watering holes and haunts. This guided tour of our original downtown includes stops at a handful of pubs, distinctive for their history, architecture and spirits. Tour-goer's can delight in beer tastings plus little-known facts and forgotten lore. Dinner and a set of flight glasses are included -- a great way to get to know historic Old Pasadena!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

EVENT: GO BEHIND THE SCENES @ the Pasadena Playhouse 5/13/17 (Members Only. Join Today!)

Go behind the scenes of this 1925 Mission Revival performing arts venue, designed by Pasadena artist and architect Elmer Grey, featuring a fire curtain painted by Pasadena artist Alson S. Clark. For over half a century, the Pasadena Playhouse was a vital force in the American theatre scene. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, it remains one of the city’s finest examples of Mission Revival architecture. Open to members only, join today!


at the Pasadena Playhouse

Saturday, May 13 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pasadena Playhouse, 65 South El Molino Ave.
Ticket: Members FREE. Join Here!

Friday, May 5, 2017

HISTORIC LANDMARK: Colorado Street Bridge (aka Suicide Bridge) in Pasadena, CA (1912)

The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1912 at a total cost of $191,000 (equivalent to $4,566,867 in 2016). The bridge was designed by the firm of Waddell & Harrington, based in Kansas City, Missouri. The structure carries Colorado Boulevard (then called "Colorado Street"), the major east-west thoroughfare connecting Pasadena with Eagle Rock and Glendale to the west, and with Monrovia to the east. It spans 1,486 feet (453 m) and is notable for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, light standards, and railings. The bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.