Mystery History No. 28

May 28, 2014
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Mystery HistoryWhere are we?

What’s happening?

In the circa 1900 photo (right), men lounge in what is identified on the back as “the rotunda” at the Hotel Green.

I did a somewhat comprehensive post about the Hotel Green on my Pasadena PIO blog in 2011. You can see that post here for plenty of background.

A couple of photos that weren’t included in that post:

The Moorish Room circa 1900 in the portion of the hotel that is now known as the Castle Green

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…and the Moorish Room today:

Moorish Room
A woman examining flowers in the lush gardens:

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And of course, here’s the Castle Green today as seen from across the street.castle_bridge_pc_imageMany thanks to the Pasadena Museum of History for the black-and-white photos above and the Castle Green for the color photos.

Ann-Erdman-Hat-City-Hall1-175x1561Ann Erdman is happily retired after decades of loyal service to the City of Pasadena as Public Information Officer. Her blog can be found at




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