Colorado Street Pasadena 1880

Pasadena History in Photos

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  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 […]

McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Los Angeles – southern california photos – 1900 – 1909

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Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. Photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles.   The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. For instance, […]

Alexandria Hotel

U.S. President William Howard Taft – 1911

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On October 16, 1911, U.S. President William Howard Taft arrived in Southern California for a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Alhambra. The visit was not without drama. The McNamara brothers trial for the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building was about to begin. The high profile case required heightened security for […]