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. This information was encoded in a searchable database kept in our office along with a trove of old real estate documents, enabling those who want to research their houses to find this information. Old Marengo Park was developed as a joint project of the Altadena Watershed Committee, the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy, and Altadena Heritage. Altadena Heritage does regular park maintenance, and last summer shared the expense of tree-trimming with the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy. Anyone interested in joining our Park Maintenance Team
Two conflicts have been running for decades. Now they’re crossing paths for a potentially peaceful resolution.
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.
Since water’s for fighting here in the Golden State, Altadenans are doing a very good job of holding up their part of the California bargain.
Those seeking to preserve a historic tree on the Scripps/Kellogg estate in Altadena got some good news on May 31 when Altadena Heritage recognized the 86-year-old Torrey pine as a winner of its inaugural Big Tree Contest.
The connection between downtown L.A. and nearby, natural playlands has been severed by 100 years of county dam projects, concrete channelization of waterways and arsonist-fed wildfires.