Pasadena In Focus
Nov-Dec 2011

Documenting our Historic Gardens

While the city has changed shape and people have come and gone, some of Pasadena’s gardens and plazas have quietly flourished for decades. These spaces are an important part of the city’s history that have gone largely unnoticed by the public.

To give Pasadena’s historic gardens the attention they deserve, the city has secured a grant from the State Office of Historic Preservation. Over the next year, city planners will study the glorious gardens that have endured through Pasadena’s history, documenting their unique characteristics and the important designers who created them. At the end of the survey, photos and descriptions will be added to the city’s on-line database
of historic properties at www.cityofpasadena.net/chrid.

Because most of these beauties are on private property, city staff will be contacting property owners for permission to document their treasures and to nominate especially noteworthy sites for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. If you’d like to participate, you can learn more at a community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Blvd. You can also contact the project manager by phone at 744-7806, fax at 396-7259, or e-mail to kevinjohnson@cityofpasadena.net, or send mail to 175 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101-1704. Watch the project blossom at www.cityofpasadena.net/historicgardens/ .


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