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

Original Site of Throop University

Forerunner of California Institute of Technology

 
 
Original Site of Throop University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret)
1. Original Site of Throop University Marker
Inscription.  
Original Site of Throop University. Established on November 2, 1891. Forerunner of California Institute of Technology.
 
Erected 1991 by California Institute of Technology.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is November 2, 1891.
 
Location. 34° 8.668′ N, 118° 9.015′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of East Green Street and Fair Oaks Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 E Green St, Pasadena CA 91105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mercantile Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Castle Green (about 400 feet away); Braley Building (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mercantile Place (about 400 feet away); Edwin Alley (about 400 feet away); 1909 Seagrave (about 400 feet away); McCormick Alley (about 500 feet away); Baker Alley (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Regarding Original Site of Throop University.
Throop University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 21, 2019
2. Throop University Marker
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In 1903 this building was incorporated into the Hotel Green, which is now a residential building called Castle Green. In 1982 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and City of Pasadena’s list of Historic Places.
 
Also see . . .  California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Caltech started as a vocational school founded in Pasadena in 1891 by local businessman and politician Amos G. Throop. (Submitted on April 30, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.) 
 
Original Site of Throop University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret)
3. Original Site of Throop University Marker
Original Site of Throop University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret), May 10, 2019
4. Original Site of Throop University
Castle Green image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 21, 2019
5. Castle Green
The east side of the building, facing Raymond Ave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on May 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.   2. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.   4. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.   5. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022