Preserve What We Love
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. The park, which is now unirrigated, provides a colorful, shady refuge, as well as a habitat for birds and insects. 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
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...