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Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pasadena Playhouse

 
 
Pasadena Playhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
1. Pasadena Playhouse Marker
Inscription.  Considered Elmer Grey's outstanding design, the Pasadena Playhouse, an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, opened on May 18, 1925. The first in America to stage Shakespeare's 37 plays, the Playhouse has provided the theatre world with quality and excellence, and trained many of its stars. The Legislature proclaimed it the State Theatre of California in 1937.
 
Erected 1977 by California State Parks; Pasadena Playhouse; Pasadena Historical Society; City of Pasadena. (Marker Number 887.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 8.708′ N, 118° 8.231′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on El Molino Avenue south of Colorado Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 S El Molino Avenue, Pasadena CA 91101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Pasadena Playhouse courtyard and Marker image. Click for full size.
2017
2. Pasadena Playhouse courtyard and Marker
The marker is to the right of center in this photo.
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marker. Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts (a few steps from this marker); Pacific Asia Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Pasadena City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pasadena Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pasadena Robinson Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Tournament of Roses History Walk (approx. half a mile away); Pasadena Memorial for Fallen Officers (approx. half a mile away); Pasadena Central Library (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Pasadena Playhouse image. Click for full size.
2017
3. Pasadena Playhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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