Pasadena Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Bryan's Cleaners
Pasadena, CA
2008: 2013:
Bryan's Cleaners opened in 1938 as Bryan's Cleaners & Dyers. The signs had been changed between the two photos above but the building remained the same. [map]

former Pasadena Winter Garden
Pasadena, CA
former Bullock's Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
The Pasadena Winter Garden, an ice-skating rink, opened in 1940. It closed in 1966 and became a post office sorting facility. After that, the building was vacant for more than ten years before becoming a storage facility. The building now houses a Public Storage. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bullock's Pasadena building was built in 1944. It was designed by Wurdeman & Becket. The building now houses a Macy's department store. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Rose City Dental Arts
Pasadena, CA
The Rose City Dental Arts building was built in 1932. Does anyone know what business was here originally? [map]

Warner Building
Pasadena, CA
The Warner Building was built in 1927. The glazed terra cotta details were designed by Jess Stanton. The building has housed Linden Optometry for many years. [map]

retail building
Pasadena, CA
This retail building was built in 1929. [map]

former Royal Laundry
Pasadena, CA
The Royal Laundry building shown in the first row above was designed by Gordon B. Kaufman and built in 1927. The adjacent building shown in the bottom row was added in 1939, offering drive-up service. The sign was added in 1955. The complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Royal Laundry closed in the 1980s. The complex currently houses the Disney Store headquarters. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Grover Cleveland Elementary School
Pasadena, CA
Grover Cleveland Elementary School was damaged in an earthquake in 1933 and rebuilt in 1935. It was designed by Robert Ainsworth. [map]

former AT&T
Pasadena, CA
This former AT&T store building is from 1920. I don't know what the building housed originally. The main retail space is currently vacant. [map]

Freddie's 35er Bar
Pasadena, CA
Freddie's 35er Bar is housed in a building with an Art Deco facade which was added during a 1929 remodel by Frederick Marsh. The frieze features stylized flowers. [map]

Fish Building
Pasadena, CA
The Fish Building was built in 1887. The facade was remodeled in 1929. [map]

Penn Oil Building
Pasadena, CA
The Penn Oil Building was designed by J. Cyril Bennett of Bennett & Haskell and built around 1930. It was originally an auto repair shop and gas station with a large open canopy at the north end. The canopy was enclosed in 1956. The tower features an abstracted spoked wheel design. In 1998, the building began housing a Saks Fifth Avenue. It has housed Forever 21 since at least 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

Dabney Hall of the Humanities
Pasadena, CA
Guggenheim Graduate
School of Aeronautics
Pasadena, CA
The Dabney Hall of the Humanities at the California Institute of Technology was designed by Goodhue & Associates and built from 1928-1929. For more, see this website. [map]

The Guggenheim Graduate School of Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology was designed by Mayers, Murray & Phillip and built from 1926-1929. It was built around a 10-foot wind tunnel. The carved airplanes at the entrance depict two Douglas World Cruiser seaplanes. [map]