Steampunk Border

Jul 7, 2012

People throw around the term steampunk, but just below Raymond Hill’s north side is a great example of the real deal. Pasadena’s Department of Water and Power Glenarm Steam Plant was built 104 years ago when our region was just finding its industrial groove. You’ve probably admired the elegant Depression-era fountain and iconic building at the very border of South Pasadena.

Now under the umbrella of Pasadena’s Integrated Resource Plan, the Glenarm Power Plant is slotted for updates and renovations, while supposedly preserving the historic integrity of the buildings and fountain. (That fountain was designed to function as the cooling tower for the generating equipment. How’s that for an example of bygone ingenuity?)

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