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When City Hall Was a Hole in the Ground

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

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:

CH Early

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

CH-1927-003

When the land was still being cleared:

CH-1927-008

 

CH-1927-025

They’re off and running:

CH Manual Labor

All Saints Church peeking over the palms:

CH Rebar

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

CH Houses

CH-1927-026

The main tower under construction:

Tower Under Construction

Inside the tower under construction:

CH Inside Tower Under Construction

Just a few more:

CH-1927-102

CH-1927-101

Original post at PasadenaPIO.blogspot.com, 2008

Ann ErdmanAnn 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.

 

 

 

Pasadena City Hall today

Pasadena City Hall today

 

 

 

 




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