Design and Historic Preservation Section, City of Pasadena Planning & Community Development Dept.

Address: 
175 North Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91109-7215
United States
Contact: 
Kevin Johnson
Phone: 
626-744-7806

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

Within the City of Pasadena, the Design and Historic Preservation Section reviews plans for construction and building alterations affecting historic properties, conducts historic building surveys, carries out environmental reviews in compliance with state and federal laws regarding the preservation of historic resources, designates properties as landmarks and landmark districts, and directs nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. It also provides staff support for the city’s Design Commission and Cultural Heritage Commission. The Design and Historic Preservation Section’s holdings include building permits, surveys, photographs, slides, articles, books, and other information about Pasadena’s homes, buildings, and architecture. In addition, the section maintains files that furnish historic information about local properties (arranged by address) and about architects and builders who have worked in Pasadena. It also keeps subject files that contain newspaper clippings and copies of other historical documents pertaining to Pasadena which are organized by themes such as parks, streets, and neighborhoods.

Regions covered: 
Santa Monica Bay area mostly but we do have international and national artists represented.
Languages: 

Management

Institution Type: 
Catalog System: 
Currently collections are managed by inventory, guides, and publications
Repository: 
No
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes