Chapter

Pasadena

in Los Angeles in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0021
Pasadena

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Pasadena, a quiet and conservative residential city, lies 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains which stand like a great Spanish comb behind it. Dignified, reserved Pasadena is a city of many churches. Its well-bred quiet is not broken by the whir of machinery. Indeed, many a retired industrialist with a princely estate here has joined the local Chamber of Commerce for the express purpose of preventing the development of factories in the city or immediate vicinity. This chapter describes points of interest in Pasadena, including the Civic Center, Pasadena Public Library, All Saints' Episcopal Church, and Grace Nicholson Art Gallery. It also provides visitor information such as bus service, streetcars, taxicabs, information bureaus, traffic regulation, accommodations, and parks and playgrounds.

Keywords: Los Angeles; residential city; Civic Center; Pasadena Public Library; All Saints' Episcopal Church; Grace Nicholson Art Gallery

Chapter.  5168 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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