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Colorado Street Bridge The image below comes from this area.

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A History of Pasadena’s 1916

Caltech (Throop) moved here

Home-Made City Planning Exhibit Raymond and Colorado

Hotel Green Caltech began here

Clunes Theater (now Gap)

This is Pasadena as the young city was coming of age as a municipality in 1914. Under the leadership of its Board of Trade, the Colorado Street Bridge had just been completed (top photo, far right), but few other signature landscapes such as the Rose Bowl or Brookside Park in the Arroyo Seco had been completed.

This background photo, taken from the panorama at the top, shows many buildings still standing today. Throop College (now Caltech) had opened in a building annexed into Hotel Green in the 1890s. Moving to its current campus in 1910, they opened the West’s first wind tunnel in 1917 and the first aeronautical design curriculum a year later. Its new Dean of Engineering, George A. Damon, was also starting to teach courses in the emerging field of city planning. Together with the City Beautiful Association and Board of Trade, Dean Damon set about writing Pasadena’s next chapter, an impact that can still be felt a century later. This is a story of both forgotten origins and reawakened opportunities. “MY CITY” 1916 CONTENTS The Rise of the City Beautiful........................... 28 City of Gardens................................................. 30 Progressive Republican City............................ 31 The Four Corners Competition......................... 33 Pasadena: “Municipal Triumph”...................... 34 Hand-Made City................................................ 36

“Home-Made” City Planning............................ 38 “The Pasadena Way” by George Damon.......... 44 World War I and After....................................... 45 George Ellery Hale & the Shifting Vision.......... 46 “Jubilee”........................................................... 49 The Bennett Civic Center Plan ........................ 50

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“MY CITY”

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"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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"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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