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

Contact Information

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Address
175 North Garfield Avenue Pasadena, CA 91109-7215
Hours
Monday -Thursday 8-5, Friday 8-12
Contact
Kevin Johnson
kevinjohnson@cityofpasadena.net
Alternate Contact
Website

34.1486331, -118.1447671

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
No
Onsite technology available
No
Catalog System
Currently collections are managed by inventory, guides, and publications
Repository
No
Access procedures

Please call ahead to find out what pieces of the portable collection are available and to set appointment.

Management

Archive / Collection information

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 It also keeps subject files that contain newspaper clippings and copies of other historical documents pertaining to Pasadena which are organized by themes such as parks, streets, and neighborhoods.

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