Tag Archives: Pasadena

Nov. 18, 1907: Historic Pasadena Presbyterian Church Moved to South Pasadena

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 18, 1907 South Pasadena Calvary Presbyterian Church at Center (now El Centro) and Fremont was dedicated in a service featuring prominent local religious leaders, including Dr. John Willis Baer, president of … Continue reading

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Nov. 12, 1947: Pasadena Girl Recovers From Mystery Illness

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.. Andrea Brodine, 6, for whose life many have prayed since she was stricken by a deadly paralysis two weeks ago, walked again at the Huntington Memorial … Continue reading

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Oct. 9. 1907: Trellis, The Confidence Woman

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 9, 1907 Los Angeles She was known as Trellis C. Harris or Trellis Blessing—or Edna Hall. But her method was always the same. She would commit some theft, then fake an … Continue reading

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June 7, 1907: Judge Wins Black Eye in Pasadena’s First Dog Show

  Note: This is an encore post from 2006. June 7, 1907 Pasadena After a hard day of judging Boston terriers, English bulldogs and foxhounds, John Bradshaw went to a local restaurant with two exhibitors, William J. Morris and James … Continue reading

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Black L.A., 1947: Onyx Club Opens in Pasadena; Cafe Was Site of Sensational 1950 Killing

March 6, 1947: The Onyx Club opens at 109 S. Fair Oaks in Pasadena. The former site of what was variously called the Onyx Club, Onyx Cafe or Onyx Bar on South Fair Oaks in Pasadena, via Google Street View. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – 1938 Floods Wreak Havoc on Los Angeles Area

  Flooding in North Hollywood, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2013. Seventy-five years ago, a deluge of rain hit Los Angeles and the surrounding area, leading to massive floods and causing millions of dollars … Continue reading

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Ghost Bike — Pasadena

This is one of the “ghost bikes” that have cropped up around the Los Angeles area as memorials to bicyclists who have been killed. Steve Lopez writes about ghost bikes.

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Concrete Ideas on Architecture in Pasadena

After watching a crew build the forms and a couple of cement trucks pouring the concrete, I finally saw the completed concrete house at 747 S. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena. Unfortunately, it’s not clear who designed the house. And … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – 1938 Floods Wreak Havoc on Los Angeles Area

Flooding in North Hollywood, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Seventy-five years ago, a deluge of rain hit Los Angeles and the surrounding area, leading to massive floods and causing millions of dollars in damage and a devastating loss of life. Many … Continue reading

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Woman in Stolen Car Shoots Gun at LAPD Officers

Sept. 25, 1933: How did the Los Angeles Public Library fare in the Great Depression? Here are some answers. The library was forced to make painful cutbacks due to a 24% drop in tax revenue, including shorter hours, layoffs, reductions … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The city of Pasadena will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the gorgeous Colorado Street Bridge on Saturday, June 22, 2013, one of the outstanding historic cultural monuments of the city. Built to serve a basic utilitarian purpose, the bridge … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Altadena’s Lovely Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane in a vintage postcard, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Nothing says Christmas like the sight of beautiful outdoor twinkling lights lending a bit of romanticism and happiness to the holiday season. Homes and businesses spiffily decorate themselves. Cities … Continue reading

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July 19, 1908

Above, details of the Gilbert B. Perkins home on Hillcrest in Pasadena. his was a fun little mystery, complicated by The Times using the wrong middle initial for Gilbert Perkins in the caption. Perkins sold the home in 1914 to … Continue reading

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Building of the Week

May 10, 1908 A century later, the church is still standing, as shown in Google’s street view feature. The building was designed by Franklin P. Burnham. The article notes that a speaker can be easily heard anywhere in the auditorium … Continue reading

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Feb. 29, 1908

Above, the Stoddard-Dayton ($58,265.68 USD 2007). Drivers prepare for the annual Pasadena-Altadena Hill Climb, an important event in motor sports in early 20th century Los Angeles. The race course started at Orange Grove and went up Los Robles, took a … Continue reading

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110 revisited

Feb. 11, 1917 Los Angeles The Times published a map of the Silver Lake Parkway, intended as a beautification project for something called the Bimini Slough. The article notes that Westlake (MacArthur) and Sunset (Lafayette) parks were also built from … Continue reading

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Jan. 2, 1958

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1958 Rose Parade

  Ready for the 1958 Rose Parade? Let’s step off. Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times The Long Beach Mounted Police, accompanied by a stray dog.     Photograph by Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times Rose Queen … Continue reading

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The 110 revisited

  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times, July 23, 1939 He looks out from the bridge as if he is gazing toward the future. Not that this is what the photographer intended. Like The Times "Scout Car," a new 1939 … Continue reading

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Rampages revisited

  Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles TimesHere’s 307 Tamarac Drive, where Harvey F. Rawlings killed his family and committed suicide.   And this is 555 Avenue 64, where Harold Oilar killed his family in 1954.   And here’s … Continue reading

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