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Mills Place

 
 
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By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
1. Mills Place Marker
Inscription.  Named for Alexander Fraser Mills, a nurseryman who planted a citrus grove on 7 1/2 acres at the northwest corner of Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue in 1878. Mills Place was originally named "Ward Alley." In 1885, a fire at this site destroyed a laundry establishment owned by Chinese settlers.
 
Erected by Pasadena Heritage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 34° 8.737′ N, 118° 9.07′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Miller Alley and West Colorado Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Miller Alley. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 West Colorado Boulevard, 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. Edwin Alley (a few steps from this marker); McCormick Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); First Salvation Army Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercantile Place
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By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
2. Mills Place Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Exchange Alley (about 400 feet away); Fraser Alley (about 400 feet away); Christensen Alley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Mills Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 4, 2014
3. Mills Place Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2014. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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