Advocate for Positive Change


Celebrate Community


Preserve What We Love


Maintain Architectural Database


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.

Upcoming Events

The History and Architecture of the McNally House, Altadena

June 3 – 11am

Pierre Dupuy grew up in the home built by Andrew McNally, the map publisher, in 1887.  He will be talking about the history of the house and its famous owner.  He will be joined by Teresa Fuller, local real estate agent and architecture expert to show its treasures with a live video walk through.
This event is created for the residents of the Monte Cedro Senior Living Community in Altadena.  If you would like to join them, please email Jackie Stevens for details.

MonteCedro is an exceptional independent senior living community in Altadena.
Several of our valued members are residents.

Learn more about life well lived at MonteCedro (626) 788-4924

Recent Events & Features

Golden Poppy Awards

Was Held Sunday May 23

The second annual Virtual (and hopefully last virtual ever) Golden Poppy Awards.

The Golden Poppies have been Altadena Heritage’s way of celebrating those gardens that “give to the street” over the last 17 years!

We have selected four of the best front yards in Altadena to receive the prestigious Altadena Heritage Golden Poppy Award plaque. Come and see the winning gardens in full color and meet the lucky winners.

Check out Our Newsletter articles published on-line.

Our Spring/Summer Health Edition is availble both in PDF and published articles that are searchable and mobile friendly.

Altadena Heritage asked a number of local authors and poets to tell us what Altadena means to them. The results are wonderfully varied and diverse views of our local community – from a refuge to return to after a tough day in LA, a place to watch the seasons change, a place to seek peace and nature and a place of rich diversity and sense of place. Five of our current and recent Altadena Poet Laureates are represented as well as novelists and historians. Enjoy!

Test your mastery of all things Altadena!

Whether you are a life-long resident or new to the area, try your luck on our quiz.

Email for the answers.

Watch The  Great Altadena Baking Show Featuring Elisa Callow and Onil Chibas.  

The Great Altadena Baking Show Recipes




Golden Poppy Awards 2021

The Golden Poppy Awards began in 2004. Board member Paula Walker initiated the idea, a set of beautiful heavy bronze plaques were made and judging districts and criteria were developed. 

The Golden Poppy Awards recognize gardens that “give to the street” and beautify their neighborhoods, enhancing the community for everyone. Altadena Heritage presents these awards each spring at a garden party held at one of the many special places in this diverse and unusual community.

Roland Percey

1615 Loma Alta Drive 

Saro, Maral, Clara and Hratch Khajikian

1825 Alta Crest Drive

Katie, Tito, Noemi, Lucas and Isela Villanueva

23 East Manor Street 

Lisa Laumann

2319 Garfield Avenue

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