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Pasadena City Hall

Completed in 1927, Pasadena City Hall is a nationally significant monument of civic architecture. The architecture firm of Bakewell and Brown designed the building; the firm had previously gained national attention for their design of San Francisco City Hall in 1915.

Pasadena City Hall is a Beaux Arts building constructed of reinforced concrete with a stucco-plaster finish surface, elaborate cast stone ornamentation, clay tile roof, and a Spanish Baroque domed tower. Decorative cast stone features include cartouches, finials, urns, entablatures, lion heads, garlands, balustrades, and the Pasadena symbol of crown and key. The 170,000 square foot building is designed around a central courtyard with a cast-stone Baroque-style fountain.

A ten-year seismic retrofit project earned a Conservancy Preservation Award in 2008.  

Photo by Joel H. Mark/West Hollywood Preservation Alliance

Plummer Park, Great Hall/Long Hall

Completed in 1938, Plummer Park tells an essential story about West Hollywood, from its New Deal origins to its role in AIDS activism.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Hattie McDaniel Residence

Sugar Hill resident Hattie McDaniel, who identified as a bisexual woman, was the first African American to win an Academy Award.
Photo from Conservancy archives

Walter P. Story Building

A Beaux Arts beauty built in 1909 on a lot purchased by a Montana cattleman who also financed half of the building's million-dollar construction.