Pasadena Library Entrance Arch - Pasadena, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 34° 08.948 W 118° 08.921
11S E 394104 N 3779287
Quick Description: This is the original entrance arch for the old Pasadena Public Library built here in 1890. The area has been maintained as Library Park and later renamed Memorial Park in Old Town, Pasadena, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2008 7:35:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM3YVD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 70

Long Description:



TEXT OF THE MEMORIAL PLAQUE:

FIRST FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Stone building of Romanesque architecture erected here in the 1880’s, financed largely by public subscription. Served as Pasadena’s main public library from 1890-1927; condemned as unsafe in 1933; razed in 1954.

This entrance arch, restored in 1955 by the City of Pasadena, at the request of the Pasadena Historical Society, is dedicated to the memory of Pasadena pioneers who in early and difficult days established here a public library as an expression of reverence for literature and art. Their spirit symbolized in this remaining archway, lives on.

Dedicated September 9, 1955.
The date inscribed on the Archway stone is July 4, 1887.

Type: Remnant

Fee: No fee

Hours:
Available at all hours, but be careful after dark


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