Iconic Structures of History – Public Memorials and Monuments of Pasadena

Monday, 14 January 2013
Summary - Pasadena is a city which is known for its colourful history. Therefore the city of Pasadena has many monuments and memorials dedicated to many historic incidents and iconic individuals, which are located throughout the city.

Pasadena, a city in the state of California, is popular for the hosting of the annual Rose Bowl Football Game since 1902, the hosting of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade since 1890, and of course for its colourful history. Since its founding in 1874, Pasadena has had a vibrant history with many historic incidents throughout its over 130 year history.

Due to the many historic incidents and developments which have taken place in this city, there are many public memorials and monuments throughout the city, dedicated to various individuals and incidents which have been a part of the city’s history. Many of these monuments and memorial structures have become attractions in the city now due to their popularity and architectural value.

There are well over 50 historical structures in the city of Pasadena, each with its own historical tale behind it. One of the most popular monuments is the Founder’s Monument, designed by Walter C. Beckwith, and dedicated to the 27 founders of the city. Pasadena has many popular memorial structures, of which one of the most popular is the Goodhue Flagpole, standing 115ft tall, dedicated to all those who served during the First World War. The Civil War Memorial which commemorates those who served the Union during the American Civil War, and the Gold Star Mother’s Flagpole, created in memory of those killed during the Second World War, are also popular memorials. Another memorial located in the Rose Garden is the Freedom Tree, which serves as a symbol of the Universal Freedom of Man and is dedicated to those killed in the Vietnam War. The Memorial Arch of Library, which is the original entrance to Pasadena’s first free public library, and the Vietnam Veteran Memorial which is a rather beautiful monument, are some of the most visited sites in the city. In addition to these, there are many other structures in Pasadena such as the Robinson Memorial, the Pieroni Memorial, the Bicentennial Trees, the Hogoboom Memorial Bench, and the Granite Monument, each having their own story having played a part in the history of Pasadena.

For a relaxing and tranquil accommodation while visiting Pasadena, stay at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena. This luxury 5 star Huntington hotel has been an icon of the city since 1907, and promises the tradition of luxury service and comfort for which the hotel is reputed for. Stay at one of the sumptuous and serene rooms or suites of the hotel, while enjoying the many luxury leisure and business facilities. There is no doubt that this fine rest is one of the highly recommendable Pasadena hotels.

by Pushpitha Wijesinghe


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