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Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2010

Local Beauties Will Win Historic Preservation Award

A handful of remarkable Pasadena properties will be recognized with Historic Preservation Awards during a special program Thursday, May 27, at 6 p.m. in Caltech’s Dabney Hall. Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Commission, this free annual event recognizes hard-working property owners who have preserved, restored and maintained this community’s one-of-a-kind buildings.

Pasadena has long been recognized for its impressive variety of architectural styles and historic buildings, with many designed by noted architects such as Greene & Greene, Myron Hunt, Wallace Neff, Sylvanus Marston and Richard Neutra. The city is now known as a treasure trove, with more than 1,500 properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, more than 50 works by Greene & Greene, 17 local landmark districts and nearly 100 individual landmarks.

The city promotes historic preservation as a great use of land and resources, and the ultimate in “green” building. Preserving older buildings minimizes the costs, waste, demolition, manufacturing, transportation, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with new construction.

The event is part of a nationwide observance of Historic Preservation Month, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and this year’s theme is “Old is the New Green.”

For complete details on the Historic Preservation Awards, as well as a database of historic sites, interesting facts and a wealth of resources for owners of historic properties, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/historic or call 744-4009. For more information about Historic Preservation Month and sustainability, visit http://www.preservationnation.org.