Take a self-guided architectural driving tour in Pasadena

Photo by Cheryl Landes

Pasadena is best known for the Rose Bowl, but most people aren’t aware that the city has some of the best preserved architecture in California.

Los Angeles Times contributor Sharon Boorstin created a guide to 16 sites, ranging from public buildings to mansions, with brief descriptions and directions. She plotted the order of her list to give you the best route for exploring.

  1. Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue
  2. Pasadena Public Library, 285 East Walnut Street
  3. Castle Green, 99 South Raymond Avenue
  4. Blacker House, 1177 Hillcrest Avenue
  5. Freeman House, 1330 Hillcrest Avenue
  6. Huntington Hotel, 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
  7. Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1216 East California Blvd.
  8. Bubble House, 1097 South Los Robles
  9. Millionaire’s Row, Orange Grove Boulevard
  10. Wrigley Mansion, 391 South Orange Grove Blvd.
  11. Vista del Arroyo Hotel, 125 South Grand Avenue
  12. Myron Hunt House, 200 North Grand Avenue
  13. Duncan-Irwin House, 240 North Grand Avenue
  14. Louise Bentz House, 657 Prospect Blvd.
  15. Millard House, 645 Prospect Crescent
  16. Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place

View the guide here:
See 16 of Pasadena’s architectural gems in one easy drive

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