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Altadena Heritage is a nonprofit volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and raising awareness of our foothill community’s rich architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage.

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Neighborhood Preservation

Historic District in Altadena

A County Regional Planning hearing on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 will be held to consider recommending that the Board of Supervisors designate an Altadena neighborhood as a County Historic District.

This designation for the Historic Highlands area in south-west Altadena is intended to protect the lovely neighborhood from incompatible development. This protection is already provided in Pasadena’s adjacent Historic Highlands. If passed by the Supervisors, this will be the first such district established since the County’s Historic Preservation Ordinance was passed in 2015. 

To get a highly readable, in-depth view of what becoming a historic district means for any applicant, and for the Historic Highlands in particular, read Trish Pengra’s cover article in the Fall/Winter 2017 Altadena Heritage Newsletter, “To Be or Not to Be”.  You can find the Newsletter here.

 For more information on the hearing, or if you wish to submit written comments, address them to Dean Edwards, LA County Planning, 320 Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012 or email Dean here.

Altadena Heritage Recent Events

A Wonderful Holiday party!

A Wonderful Holiday party!

What a lovely afternoon at the historic McNally house! Frank Mayor and Huan Gu were incredibly gracious…

Tree Giveaway 2022

Tree Giveaway 2022

For the third year in a row, forty trees were given away to Altadenans eager to beautify their properties,

Altadena Heritage Newsletters Online

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2022

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Fall Winter 2021

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