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City Hall Historic Photos

Jul 15, 2013

CH 1927 154 300x179 City Hall Historic Photos Mystery History Ann Erdman  photoI think this must have been shot from the top of All Saints. That’s the St. Andrew’s Church tower in the background, mid-right. I’m not sure what the church is on the far right. Maybe Pasadena Congregational at the southeast corner of Los Robles and Walnut? Anybody have a better guess?

No hard hats, no knee pads, no steel-toed boots, no nail guns. Just hard, honest work.

 

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Oh, my aching back!

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Two lone cast-stone torches:

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Check out the wagon in the lower left:

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Where the big clock would be placed in the grand entrance (the clock still runs beautifully):

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There’s no way to know what the photographer was going for. The hat? The pick axe? What grabs you about this one?

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2812 2283220776386 687066001 n 175x156 City Hall Historic Photos Mystery History Ann Erdman  photoAnn Erdman is happily retired after decades of loyal service to the City of Pasadena as Public Information Officer. Her blog can be found at AnnErdman.blogspot.com.




2 Responses for “City Hall Historic Photos”

  1. It’s hard to tell, but in the top photo, could the church on the far right actually be a tower of the old library at Walnut and Raymond?

  2. Wendy says:

    I was fascinated about segregation in Pasadena. Anyone have more stories.

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