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

Pasadena Post Office

Oliver Goodall Post Office

 
 
Pasadena Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 24, 2020
1. Pasadena Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Erected by U.S.Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureSettlements & SettlersWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 8.76′ N, 118° 8.675′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Memorial is at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Colorado Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 281 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA 91101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pasadena Robinson Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pasadena City Hall (about 600 feet away); Brainard Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pasadena Memorial for Fallen Officers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pacific Asia Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Kendall Automotive Company Office
Pasadena Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 24, 2020
2. Pasadena Post Office Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Plotkin Alley (approx. ¼ mile away); Legge Alley (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Regarding Pasadena Post Office. The Post Office was built in 1913, then expanded in 1923 as part of the new Pasadena Civic Center. The Italian Renaissance Post Office was already built prior to the Civic Center plan, and therefore was a contributing building to the original look of Pasadena’s Civic Center, including City Hall, the Public Library, and the Civic Auditorium. Pasadena Civic Center District is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. Historic District.

In 2012, the building was named “First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building,” in honor of the Tuskegee Airman who lived in nearby Altadena from 1961 until his death in November 2010.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Oliver Goodall’s home in Altadena.
 
Pasadena Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 24, 2020
3. Pasadena Post Office
Post Office Interior image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 24, 2020
4. Post Office Interior
Oliver Goodall Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, June 24, 2020
5. Oliver Goodall Post Office Marker
Pasadena Civic Auditorium image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2020
6. Pasadena Civic Auditorium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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