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MAIN ST

 NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

is managed by Caltech atop the Arroyo Seco.

 VOYAGER was

directed by Ed Stone.

FIRST HUMAN POWERED FLIGHT

Paul MacCready’s first human powered aircraft, called the “Pasadena,” took flight at the Rose Bowl.

 AIRSHIP PASADENA

was the first regularly scheduled air passenger service travelling to Los Angeles.

1924 CIVIC CTR

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Norton Simon once known as Carmelita.

Colorado Street Bridge

 THE MALL

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Arroyo Parkway

crossing the Arroyo Seco.

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Julia Morgan designed Pasadena’s

Young Women’s Christian Association building, helping anchor the new Civic Center.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN PASADENA

Friendship Baptist Church was the first African American church and the last vestige of black Pasadena between the tracks.

Julia Childs‘ first home and first meals were here.

 Barack Obama’s

JAPANTOWN

Apartment The

future president lived at 253 E. Glen Arm in 1980-81.

Google Pasadena Japantown for a detailed list of the cultural and business nexus of Japanese Americans between the tracks.

Arroyo Seco Parkway–110

Robinson Family Takayama Family

Its 1912-1939 planning tells the tale of how the vision for parkways became a system of freeways.

In the 1930s, Mack and Jackie Robinson became friends with Shig Takayama, who’s family owned Meiji Laundry. When the Takayama’s were interred during WWII, it was the Robinsons and another African-American family that took care of the Takayama’s possessions.

These 1925 Figueroa Street tunnels through Elysian Park were built as part of a system of parkways. By 1939 it became Route 66 and the West’s first freeway. Today, all four lanes flow north to the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110) and Pasadena.

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CONTENTS

PREFACE

INTRO

MY CITY 1916

MAIN ST.

TODAY

LESSONS

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