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Day 188: Historic Homes in Pasadena – Garfield Heights

Today, we decided to take a look into the Pasadena Real Estate of years past.

Day 188 of 365 Things to do in Pasadena has us visiting a few of the historic homes in the City of Roses.  And, we’ll start with the Garfield Heights Neighborhood.


Garfield Heights is Pasadena‘s second official Landmark District. It’s an eclectic area of Craftsman bungalows to historic two and four unit apartments. Most of these homes were built from the late 19th century to the 1920s. Note the distinctive architectural features like pillars, retaining walls, foundations – made of river rock.

Bates House (1920)

1290 North Marengo Avenue

This U-shaped house was designed by Glen Elwood Smith, one of Pasadena’s highly regarded residential architects of his era.

The Gerlach House (1913)

985 North Los Robles Avenue

A beautifully sited Sylvanus Marston design. Note the deep shade provided by the graciously proportioned veranda.

The Gerlach House

The Gilmore House (1891)

1247 North Garfield Avenue

A Neoclassical house by Roehrig and Locke. Frederick Roehrig was also the architect of Castle Green.

The Gilmore House

A Neoclassical house by Roehric and Locke. Frederic Roehrig was also the architect of Castle Green and many other Pasadena homes.

Stay tuned for more historic homes in Pasadena by neighborhood!

It is believed that the first house built in the city of Pasadena was a cottage, located at Orange Grove Blvd. and Lincoln Avenue. It was owned by Albert O. Bristol and was believed to be built around the agricultural and ranching settlement lands of the Indiana Colony.

Today, the homes located within the historic neighborhoods of Pasadena, such as Bungalow Heaven, are among the most highly desired homes in Pasadena Real Estate.

Do you have a favorite historic Pasadena home? We would love to hear about it!

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