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

Pasadena Founders Monument

Pasadena Founders Monument image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2020
1. Pasadena Founders Monument
Inscription.  This memorial is dedicated in honor of the twenty-seven founders of the City of Pasadena. Near this spot on January 27, 1874 the original purchasers of land in the Rancho San Pasqual met and selected each his choice of lots

J. H. Baker · Col. J. Banbury · W. J. Barcus · Henry G. Bennett · D. M. Berry · A.O. Bristol · W. T. Clapp · T. E. Croft · A.W. Dana · B. S. Eaton · Dr. T. B. Elliott · C. Fletcher · N. R. Gibson · P. M. Green · H. J. Holmes · A.W. Hutton · Ward Leavitt · T. E. Lippencott · L. J. Lockhart · T. J. Lockhart · J. M. Matthews · I. N. Mundell · A.O. Porter · N. Strickland · Mrs. C. A. Vawter · E.J. Vawter · E.J. Yarnell

Erected 1986 by Pasadena Pioneer Association.
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 8.724′ N, 118° 9.656′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Grove Boulevard and West Colorado Boulevard, on the

Pasadena Founders Monument - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2020
2. Pasadena Founders Monument - wide view
The City of Pasadena's memorials and monuments web page indicates that the monument was designed by Walter C. Beckwith and built of green sandstone from the 1890 city public library. The monument was dedicated on January 27, 1954, and re-dedicated in 1986 with a new plaque after the original was stolen.
right when traveling south on Orange Grove Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Lt. Orrin Russell Fox Heliport (here, next to this marker); Pasadena Pioneers Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colorado Street Bridge (about 700 feet away); Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals Building (about 800 feet away); History of Ambassador Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merritt Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ambassador Auditorium (approx. ¼ mile away); Terrace Villa Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
Regarding Pasadena Founders Monument. Pasadena was settled by a group of twenty-seven Indiana residents who sought warmer weather after the exceptionally cold winter of 1872-1873. The settlement was originally called Indiana Colony, with a main road known as Park Avenue, later changed to Orange Grove Avenue.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. 1890 City Library - source of the green sandstone used for this monument.
Also see . . .  Public Memorials and Monuments (City of Pasadena). (Submitted on November 29, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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