This amphitheater is built from split concrete urbanite and sandstone
recovered from the Durand House mansion that stood on this site
from 1905 until the mid-1960s. The stained glass window in the . . . — — Map (db m216174) HM
Arnold O. Beckman developed the first commercially successful
electronic pH meter while a member of the faculty of the
California Institute of Technology. This rugged and portable
“acidimeter,” which had all necessary components housed in . . . — — Map (db m124162) HM
Built from 1897 to 1898, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
"The Evanston Inn, Pasadena's only remaining wood-frame hotel
from the 19th century, is an important reminder . . . — — Map (db m210456) HM
Dedicated to George Ellery Hale, 1868-1938. First Director of this Observatory. Discoverer of solar magnetism. Founder of the Yerkes, Mount Wilson, and
Palomar Observatories, the Astrophysical Journal,
the California Institute of . . . — — Map (db m152855) HM
Hale Solar Laboratory has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. — — Map (db m152145) HM
For over a century, this site has been home to a series of campus hubs that have provided the
Caltech community with a central gathering space. The first such hub was known as the Old
Dorm. Built in 1910 as a dormitory for the Throop Polytechnic . . . — — Map (db m160768) HM
In memory of Alfred Henry Sturtevant, Geneticist and Naturalist, Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology from 1928 to 1970.
These iris resulted from genetic studies he made between 1952 and 1969. — — Map (db m124155) HM
The lower part of this building was constructed as a
hydrodynamics laboratory in 1944 and for 16 years made
many distinguished contributions to knowledge in its
field. In 1960, Aerojet-General Corporation provided
funds for the reconstruction . . . — — Map (db m160767) HM
Pasadena Central Library,
City of Pasadena Cultural Heritage Landmark.
Architects: Myron Hunt & H.C. Chambers, 1927.
Pasadena Central Library,
was given a National Preservation Honor Award
by The National Trust for Historic . . . — — Map (db m152835) HM
In 1923, after years without a formal city hall building, the citizens of Pasadena funded construction of a visionary new city hall. "An official building of imposing beauty, massive yet graceful, and suited to a land of flowers and sunshine" is . . . — — Map (db m145663) HM
To those Pasadena Police Officers and other law enforcement officers killed in pursuit of Peace and Justice in Pasadena
"Be just and fear not; let all the ends thou aimest at be thy country’s, thy God’s and truth’s."
This . . . — — Map (db m160994) HM
The Pasadena Robinson Memorial sculptures were created through a community effort spearheaded by the Board of Directors of Pasadena Robinson Memorial and the City of Pasadena. The monumental bronze portraitures of Mack and Jackie Robinson focus on . . . — — Map (db m71143) HM
Built by Joseph Chapman (Jose El Ingles), a woodman from Maine, taken prisoner during a pirate raid near Santa Barbara in 1818. He also helped construct the new
Plaza Church in Los Angeles, and in 1819-1820
he built a grist mill at Mission Santa . . . — — Map (db m144860) HM
Near this site, in August 1932, Carl David Anderson photographed the track of a cosmic ray particle in his cloud chamber. He identified this particle as the positron — the first known antiparticle.
Historic Physics Site, Register of . . . — — Map (db m124150) HM
Adobe Flores … Pasadena
Built by José Perez in 1839, Headquarters of the
Mexican General Flores, who drew up in this house the terms of
surrender to the American General Fremont.
The image displayed is a facsimile of the . . . — — Map (db m198138) HM
This was once the site of Throop Hall, named after the founder of Throop University, Amos G. Throop. Throop University was founded in 1891 and became the California Institute of Technology in 1920. Built in 1910, Throop Hall was the first . . . — — Map (db m124169) HM
Official terminus of the first transcontinental
airplane flight. Calbraith (Cal) Perry Rodgers
took off from Sheepshead Bay New York
September 17, 1911, landing here November 5, 1911.
Roy Knabenshue piloted his . . . — — Map (db m164203) HM
A founder of Physiographic Geology.
Eminent investigator and inspiring teacher.
Professor in Harvard University 1879-1912.
Visiting Professor at California Institute of Technology 1930-1934. — — Map (db m160999) HM
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior.
The Craig Adobe, c. 1869.
The Hermitage, James Craig Adobe, ranch house.
City of Pasadena Cultural Heritage . . . — — Map (db m210449) HM
First Tournament of Roses
Dr. Charles Frederick Holder and Dr. Francis F. Rowland, Founders
First Rose Queen
Completion of Rose Bowl Stadium
William L. Leishman
First Telecast of Rose . . . — — Map (db m161036) HM
The 1942 Rose Bowl was the 28th Rose Bowl Game. Originally scheduled to be played in the
Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena,
California, it was moved to Durham, North Carolina, due to the fears of an attack on the West Coast of the United States . . . — — Map (db m128107) HM
On this site in 1942, the Aerojet Engineering Company founded the
first manufacturing facility for the production of rocket propulsion
systems. This was done under the leadership of Aerojet's first
president, Dr. Theodore von Kármán, . . . — — Map (db m151793) HM
On July 10, 1999, the U.S. women’s soccer team secured a win for the ages at the Rose Bowl. On a sweltering day before
a sellout crowd of 90,185 — the
largest ever to watch a
women’s-only event — the U.S.
posted a 5-4 shootout . . . — — Map (db m136525) HM
On October 31, 1936 at a site approximately 400 yards to the southeast, in the Arroyo Seco River Bed, a group of students and co-workers from the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), with the encouragement . . . — — Map (db m118834) HM
Erected by the California Highway Commission and Division of Highways of the Department of Public Works - named by resolution of the 1953 State Legislature and dedicated to all Pasadena Pioneers, especially the twenty seven who founded this city . . . — — Map (db m161000) HM
Space Flight Operations Facility
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark.
This building possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America. — — Map (db m231405) HM
Built in 1908, the David B. Gamble House is a tribute to the genius of architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. Its design represents a unique California lifestyle and is a masterpiece of American craftsmanship. In 1966 it was made . . . — — Map (db m59811) HM
Voyagers 1 and 2 were launchd in 1977 to meet a solar-system alignment that occurs only once every 176 years. Both spacecraft sent back valuable pictures and information of Jupiter and Saturn and their satellites. Voyager 2 sailed on to explore . . . — — Map (db m189649) HM
Named for Perry P. Bonham, a plumber who occupied 45 West Colorado Boulevard in the Hugus and Bonham Block. Today, the late nineteenth-century masonry buildings are grouped behind a two-story Spanish Colonial facade. Bonham served as a police . . . — — Map (db m151953) HM
Named for J.C. Brainard who was a partner in the development of Prospect Park, one of Pasadena's first prestigious residential subdivisions. He was the first President of the Pasadena Board of Realtors (1908) and was an officer of the Home Telephone . . . — — Map (db m72644) HM
Built in 1906 for Edgar R. Braley, an influential figure in early Pasadena. Braley was a well-respected businessman who also served as a park, fire, and police commissioner. The Braley Building at 35 South Raymond Avenue was the former site of two . . . — — Map (db m71231) HM
Named for the family that founded the Penn Oil and Supply Company in 1903, the First Independent Firestone and Union Oil Dealership on the West Coast. In the early 1930s, G.C. Christensen opened the largest and most modern automotive service . . . — — Map (db m151952) HM
Named for the Pacific Electric Railway Company. The now-vanished Pacific Alley Intersected Electric Alley at mid-block. Owned by Henry E. Huntingon, the Pacific Electric System was the largest electric railway in the world, covering Southern . . . — — Map (db m72682) HM
Named for the "Exchange Block Building" at 13-27 East Colorado Boulevard whose most important business was the Carlton Hotel, a first-class business hotel established in 1886. On the first floor were Harper & Reynolds Hardware Company and Alexander . . . — — Map (db m71145) HM
Constructed in 1923. This building is one of many in Pasadena
connected with prominent owner, B.O. Kendall, and served as
the office of Kendall Automotive Company. In 1980 Alyce A.
Doney acquired the property and built a successful . . . — — Map (db m160756) HM
Named for Orrin Henry Hayes, an early Pasadena Hay and Feed Merchant. His father, W.F. Hayes, opened a family grocery store on South Fair Oaks Avenue in 1881, one of the community's earliest business enterprises. — — Map (db m72678) HM
Named for Casper T. Hopkins, a major proponent for the establishment of a Public Library in Pasadena. In 1880, he purchased the eighty acre "Olivewood Tract" that fronted Colorado Boulevard between El Molino and Lake Avenues. Hopkins served as . . . — — Map (db m72685) HM
Named for John W. Hugus (1836 - 1901), a wealthy and prominent rancher, businessman, and philanthropist who shared ownership in the Hugus and Bonham Block (45 West Colorado Boulevard) with Perry Bonham. — — Map (db m189647) HM
Named for Bela Otis Kendall, a well-known businessman in Pasadena. During the boom of 1886, he built the B.O. Kendall Company, located at 35 North Raymond Avenue, into a thriving real estate business. Among the noteworthy buildings erected by the . . . — — Map (db m72675) HM
Named for Charles Legge, a real estate man who came to Pasadena from Iowa in 1875. He donated land for the community's First Public Library, which was built in Memorial Park in 1887. Legge was a director of the First National Bank of Pasadena . . . — — Map (db m72642) HM
This well-named service road ran behind some of the most important retail merchants that fronted Colorado Boulevard from 1887 to the end of the 19th century. Among the retailers in this block were Hertel's Dry Goods, J.W. Woods (The Druggist who . . . — — Map (db m71234) HM
This well-named service road ran behind some of the most important retail merchants that fronted Colorado Boulevard from 1887 to the end of the 19th century. Among the retailers in this block were Hertel's Dry Goods, J.W. Woods (The Druggist who . . . — — Map (db m151951) HM
Named for the Pacific Electric Railway Company owned by Henry E. Huntington. The Pacific Electric System was the largest Electric Railway in the world, covering southern California with over 1,100 miles of track. By 1906, Pasadena was served by . . . — — Map (db m72684) HM
In 1902 Pasadena erected their first City Hall on this side, C.H. Brown designed the two story masonry building and the firm of Dawson & Eldridge constructed the building for $36,532. The building was dedicated on November 19, 1902 and remained . . . — — Map (db m71139) HM
The stone memorial on this site represents the only remaining portion of the second Pasadena Public Library, an impressive castle-like structure built in the Romanesque architectural style.
Designed by Pasadena architect, Harry Ridgeway, the . . . — — Map (db m71141) HM
Named in 2010 for James Plotkin, the "Unoffical Mayor of Old Pasadena", and a well known businessman and community leader dedicated to the revitalization of Old Pasadena. As a founding member of the Pasadena Central Improvement Association, Plotkin . . . — — Map (db m72681) HM
We remember those who gave their lives and those who remain missing.
Vernon Brackins * Bruce Brogoitti * James Carter * David Cash * Dale Chamberlain * Michael D'Aiello * Walter Davis * Timothy Duncan * Mark Enari * James Fullerton * Charles . . . — — Map (db m71146) WM
Grace Nicholson, a noted collector and authority on American Indian and Asian Art and artifacts, supervised the design of her combination gallery and museum which was completed in 1929. It has been called an outstanding example of 1920s revival . . . — — Map (db m59818) HM
Considered Elmer Grey's outstanding design, the Pasadena Playhouse, an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, opened on May 18, 1925. The first in America to stage Shakespeare's 37 plays, the Playhouse has provided the theatre . . . — — Map (db m126948) HM
From 1928 to 1969, the College of Theatre Arts was a major adjunct of The Pasadena Playhouse State Theatre. More than 5,000 students attended this world-renowned college, and many went on to long and illustrious careers in all facets of stage, film, . . . — — Map (db m154592) HM
The Victor Jory Bell was given to the Pasadena Playhouse in the mid 1930's by actor Victor Jory, who had begun his extensive career of stage, film, radio, and TV under the tutelage of Gilmor Brown some 15 years earlier. The bell was installed . . . — — Map (db m174146) HM
Year & model: 1909 Seagrave buckboard-type fire apparatus; placed
in service on September 23, 1909.
Original cost: $14,950, restored in 1966 for $3,600. Most of the work
was done by firefighters.
Motor power: 45 horsepower 6-cylinder . . . — — Map (db m162120) HM
Ambassador Auditorium, the final and most elaborate
structure of the building program begun in 1964 by
Ambassador College (see nearby marker) opened with
an inaugural concert on April 7, 1974. Designed by
the architectural firm of Daniel, Mann, . . . — — Map (db m151823) HM
Named for John Hamilton Baker, one of
four advance men sent west to select a
site for the Indiana Colony in 1873 and
one of the twenty-seven original settlers
in Pasadena. His house, at the southwest
corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and . . . — — Map (db m161853) HM
In 1895, banker, hotelier, railroad builder and real estate
developer Edward Fay Claypool (1832-1911) of
Indianapolis built what was described as "a magnificent
Moorish structure.” In 1901, the home was sold to
millionaire Eldridge M. . . . — — Map (db m151946) HM
Waddell & Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri, designed the
Colorado Street Bridge in 1912. J.D.Mercereau Construction of Los
Angeles was the contractor. Dedicated and opened to traffic on
December 13, 1913. Designated as a Historic Civil . . . — — Map (db m161949) HM
Named for General Edwin Ward, a major real estate investor and owner of the Ward Block and the Grand Hotel at the southwest corner of Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue originally named "Grimes Alley" after Charles Grimes whose restaurant and . . . — — Map (db m151950) HM
Named for Dr. J. Carvasso Fraser, Physician for the Raymond Hotel in the 1890s. The Raymond Hotel, perhaps the finest of Pasadena's early grand resort hotels, was located on South Raymond Avenue on Raymond Hill, two miles south of Colorado . . . — — Map (db m151947) HM
The property and landscape surrounding you
was historically the territory of the Hahamongna
Tribe of Native Americans, who lived in small
villages along the banks of the Arroyo Seco. It
later became part of the vast lands of the San
Gabriel . . . — — Map (db m151819) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m156407) HM
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
John K. Van De Kamp Bridge, formerly known as La Loma Bridge is an open-spandrel-arch reinforced concrete bridge . . . — — Map (db m235281) HM
Dedicated this twenty-seventh day
of October Nineteen Hundred and
Fifty by the citizens of the City of
Pasadena in honor of the
members of the United States
Air Force living and dead who
answer the call of service to
God and Country to . . . — — Map (db m160765) WM
Named for T.E. Martin who build The Webster Hotel in 1884 at the southwest corner of Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue. Later called The Grand Hotel, it was the scene of many social events in early Pasadena. — — Map (db m151948) HM
Named for E.L. McCormick, President of the American Bank & Trust Company from 1907-1910. The American Bank & Trust Company, organized in 1905, was located at the northeast corner of Colorado Street and Broadway at 135 East Colorado Street. A good . . . — — Map (db m151949) HM
Multimillionaire Hulett C. Merritt (1872-1956) began
construction of his home at 99 Terrace Drive in 1905. Also
known as Villa Merritt Ollivier, the home was designed by
architect W.F. Thompson based on interior and exterior
drawings supplied . . . — — Map (db m151944) HM
Believed to have been named for
Lester F. Miller (1840-1922) who came
to Pasadena for his health in 1884.
He stayed on to develop a
successful real estate business that
specialized in subdividing home
sites, small ranches and orange
groves . . . — — Map (db m160748) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m151954) HM
This official Olympic Flagpole
was used at Squaw Valley, California
in the pageantry ceremonies
of the VIII Olympic Winter Games
held in February 18 - 28, 1960.
Walt Disney, Chairman of Pageantry. — — Map (db m154852) HM
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. . . . — — Map (db m162023) HM
Terrace Villa Mansion
In 1924, Stillman B. Jamieson (1875-1943), a retired
judge from Chicago, built the last mansion overlooking
Terrace Drive, now known as Terrace Villa. Designed
by Pasadena architect Walter C. Folland . . . — — Map (db m151945) HM
Built in 1907 by H. C. Scales to serve
the auto and carriage trade from the
Green Raymond and Maryland hotels.
The largest facility of its type in the
Southwest. Was agent for Packard,
Buick, Thomas Stevens Duryea and Baker
automobiles. . . . — — Map (db m160732) HM
This property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior.
Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals Building, c.1931. — — Map (db m161963) HM
In November 1946, Herbert W. Armstrong
(1892-1986) of the Radio Church of God, later
called the Worldwide Church of God, signed a
lease-option contract for the former Fowler
estate at 363 Grove Street. Ambassador
College began on October 8, . . . — — Map (db m151831) HM