Pasadena's Bungalow Heaven

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Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena's first and largest landmark district, contains the nation's finest collection of middle-class homes of the American Arts and Crafts period. Saved from the wrecking ball in the late 1980s by a grassroots movement that would regenerate the city, it was listed in 2008 on the California Register and in the National Register of Historic Places. The next year, the American Planning Association deemed this heavenly place, with its human-scaled houses, welcoming front porches, and walkable tree-lined streets, as a "Great Neighborhood" in its Great Places in America program. Bungalow Heaven became a model for civic engagement and a lovingly restored reminder of a simpler, healthier way of life.
ISBN: 9780738593012
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Coauthor Julianna Delgado, a professor of urban planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, founded and codirects the California Center for Land and Water Stewardship. She is a past president of the Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association and chair of Pasadena's Design Commission. Coauthor John G. Ripley, an aerospace engineer, is a respected local historian and longtime resident of the neighborhood. A charter member of the Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association, he was responsible for compiling the city's historic house database. This volume features historical images of bungalows from the Pasadena Museum of History's Flag Photo Collection.
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