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Altadena was opened as a subdivision in late 1887 by John and Fred Woodbury from Marshalltown, Iowa. The Woodburys envisioned a millionaires’ rural suburb north of busy Pasadena, hoping to add to the wealthy class already gathering here, including Col. Charles Greene and Andrew McNally. Their timing was off, the real estate bubble burst in 1888, and the region was thrown into an economic panic that grew worse as it merged into a great national depression lasting through much of the 1890s. A bright spot in this period was the development of Thaddeus Lowe’s elegant mountain railway, which created a connection from Los Angeles though Pasadena and up to Altadena and beyond, to the many hotels and camps in the mountains. There, temperance was not an issue.
Celebration honoring Lt. O. Oliver Goodall

Celebration honoring Lt. O. Oliver Goodall

Celebration honoring Lt. O. Oliver Goodall Celebration Honoring Lt. O. Oliver Goodall Sunday February 16th, 1pm with dedication at 2pm 679 W Harriet St. Altadena 91001 Community event to honor Tuskegee Airman Oliver Goodall at the house he lived in for 50 years....

This Old House Altadena Edition

This Old House Altadena Edition

This Old House Altadena Edition Please come join other Old House Owners and Enthusiasts to meet the Owners, and the General Contractor and various Trades and Crafts people who’ve had a hand in the ongoing restoration of this Wonderful Craftsman Home. There...

Owen Brown Preservation

Owen Brown Preservation

Big News: Owen Brown Gravesite Land Acquisition Watch the video and learn the back story. Back in the late 1980s, Altadena Heritage made the leap from committee of the Town Council to independent 501(c)(3). The mission: to protect and preserve Altadena’s...

AHAD: Altadena Heritage Architecture Database

AHAD: Altadena Heritage Architecture Database

Altadena Heritage was founded in the early 1980s, when many beautiful old homes and mansions were being demolished and replaced with tract developments, placing our community’s architectural heritage in peril. Members at the time did a comprehensive survey of the existing pre-war homes, and conducted research on builders and architects.

Parks Report

Parks Report

About 65 people gathered January 21 at the Community Center for a spirited public discussion about Altadena’s park needs.

Yuge/Waldorf – Report

Yuge/Waldorf – Report

When William Scripps Kellogg died in 1977, he willed the five-acre Scripps Hall estate on Mariposa Street as an unrestricted gift to Scripps Home for the Aged on Calaveras. In the mid 1980s, the Home decided to sell the property to a developer, who agreed to save the Scripps Hall mansion but wanted to subdivide the rest of the property for new residential development.

Altadena’s Commercial History

Altadena’s Commercial History

This paper was written by Michele Zack as part of Altadena Heritage’s Lake Avenue Committee, formed to study aspects of our community’s commercial life.

Altadena Is 125 Years Old – 2012

Altadena Is 125 Years Old – 2012

Altadena Heritage and Altadena Historical Society, would like to invite all Altadena civic institutions, groups, businesses, schools, faith communities, and individuals to become co-sponsors in commemorating our community’s 125th birthday.