Pasadena City Hall

4 November 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Green Buildings

© David Wakely/cc-by-sa-2.5

© David Wakely/cc-by-sa-2.5

Pasadena City Hall, completed in 1927, serves as the central location for city government in the City of Pasadena, California and it is a significant architectural example of the City Beautiful movement of the 1920s.   read more…

Pasadena in California

11 April 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Los Angeles

Pasadena City Hall © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-3.0

Pasadena City Hall © Bobak Ha’Eri/cc-by-3.0

Pasadena was incorporated on June 19, 1886, becoming only the second city to be incorporated in what is now Los Angeles County, after Los Angeles (April 4, 1850). It is one of the primary cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley. Pasadena is a part of the original Mexican land grant named Rancho del Rincon de San Pascual, so named because it was deeded on Easter Sunday to Eulalia Perez de Guillén Mariné of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The Rancho comprised the lands of today’s communities of Pasadena, Altadena and South Pasadena. The city is known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl Game and Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition, Pasadena is also home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena City College, Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pacific Asia Museum. The television series The Big Bang Theory plays in Pasadena. February 25 – on this day in 2016, the 200th episode of the television series aired – was officially declared the The Big Bang Theory Day.   read more…

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