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When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground

Apr 22, 2013
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Pasadena City Hall (1929); architects Bakewell & Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Here are historic photos from the mid-1920s when our beloved Pasadena City Hall was under construction.

Before the digging began:

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Parking Day or Nite (but not for much longer!):

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When the land was still being cleared:

CH 1927 008 When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

 

CH 1927 025 When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

They’re off and running:

CH Manual Labor When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

All Saints Church peeking over the palms:

CH Rebar When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

Note all the houses that were in the neighborhood at the time:

CH Houses When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

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The main tower under construction:

Tower Under Construction When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

Inside the tower under construction:

CH Inside Tower Under Construction When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

Just a few more:

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CH 1927 101 When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall Ann Erdman  photo

Original post at PasadenaPIO.blogspot.com, 2008

Ann Erdman 175x155 When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground pasadena pio ann erdman Pasadena history pasadena historical photos pasadena city hall 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.

 

 

 

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