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A Park System Linked by Scenic Highways “from the Mountains to the Sea” LA’s freeway system began as a 1912 plan for a system of parkways linking public parks. To create a contiguous greenbelt, tunnels were dug through Elysian Park. Seen here in 1938, this section of the Arroyo Seco Parkway is still in use today near Dodger Stadium. The “Progressive Republican City” section (p.31) and the “Hand-Made City” section (p.36) detail the Arroyo Seco vision.

The Colorado Street Bridge

Built in 1913, the landmark bridge helped initiate Pasadena’s City Beautiful Movement.

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"My City"  

"My City" tells the story of Pasadena’s City Beautiful Movement and the century that followed, exploring how this proven approach can be rev...

"My City"  

"My City" tells the story of Pasadena’s City Beautiful Movement and the century that followed, exploring how this proven approach can be rev...

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