The City's historic preservation program promotes the identification, evolution, rehabilitation, adaptive use, and restoration of historic structures. The links below will guide you to a wide variety of detailed information about the City designated and surveyed historic properties and districts, the process and criteria related to the designation of historic sites and districts and the process for obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness for new construction, alterations, additions, re-locations, or demolitions within a historic site or district. This map link shows all of the designated historic destricts within the city.
Please select one of the following options for more information about the City's Historic Preservation Program.
The City of Pasadena has developed a free smart phone app to help people find historic properties in the City. Using the app, you can search for any historic resources in your vicinity, search for specific types of historic resources, or follow a walking or driving tour. A website listing all of the available tours, as well as a printed brochure with shortened versions of the tours will be released soon, but the app can be downloaded now from the iTunes store for Apple devices or Google Play for Android devices.
View presentation about historic preservation work that was done in previous years.
View 2009 Annual Review View 2010 Annual Review
View 2011 Annual Review
Historic Preservation Documents & Applications
Download historic preservation documents including application forms, submittal requirements, brochures, etc.