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

Invention of the Cheeseburger

 
 
Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
1. Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1924, sixteen year-old Lionel Sternberger first put cheese on a hamburger and served it to a customer, thereby inventing the cheeseburger. The 'Aristocratic Burger' at the Rite Spot is the first instance of a hamburger with cheese being served to a customer.
 
Erected 2017 by L.A. Financial Credit Union; Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 8.449′ N, 118° 10.848′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Colorado Boulevard 0.4 miles east of Figueroa Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA 91105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colorado Street Bridge (approx. one mile away); Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Church of the Angels (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pasadena Founders Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pasadena Pioneers Bridge
Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
2. Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Lt. Orrin Russell Fox Heliport (approx. 1.2 miles away); Olympic Flagpole (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fenyes Estate (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the base of the flagpole at Firefighters First Credit Union. This was the location of the Rite Spot, the roadside stand owned by Lionel Sternberger’s father.
 
Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
3. Invention of the Cheeseburger Marker
Street Sign nearby image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, March 10, 2019
4. Street Sign nearby
At Colorado Blvd and Figueroa St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2019. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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