History

Pasadena History in Photos

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Colorado Street Pasadena 1880

  Above photo: Colorado Street in Pasadena, c. 1880.   Colorado Street leading into Pasadena in 1884.   The opening day of the small, but important, Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley Railroad, which provided train service from from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. Two years later, it became the California Central Railway, before becoming […]

Los(t) Angeles

Los(t) Angeles: Ambassador Hotel

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The Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel (Bizarre Los Angeles)

An early view.     Another vintage view of the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel’s original dining and ballroom, circa 1921.   The Ambassador Hotel’s Parrot Porch was one of several less formal dancing and dining rooms located on the ground floor of the Ambassador Hotel when it opened in 1921. The color scheme was blue […]