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“Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency.” Daniel Burnham Jeanne Carr

George A. Damon

Horticulturalist The Mother of Pasadena Beauty Carmelita Gardens, 1880 Mentor to John Muir Planner of Gardens Protector of Native Culture Her gardens led to the creation of the Norton Simon Museum.

Dean of Engineering The forgotten Father of Civic Pasadena Pasadena’s City Beautiful Movement The Four Corners Competition, 1914 The Pasadena Plan, 1915 The “My City” Exhibit, 1916 The Pasadena Museum of History, 1916-1924 The Norton Simon Museum, 1924 This document is based on his work.

Paul Revere Williams

The largely forgotten career of the first prominent AfricanAmerican architect was launched by his First Place entry in Pasadena’s 1914 “Four-Corners Competition,” sponsored by Throop College, now Caltech, for improving the area around its new campus.

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CONTENTS

PREFACE

INTRO

MY CITY 1916

MAIN ST.

TODAY

LESSONS

"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...