South Pasadena’s 130th Anniversary Commemorated

PHOTO: Marisa Vasquez | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena Police Chief, Arthur J. Miller (left), and South Pasadena Fire Chief, Paul Riddle (right), present the commemorative banner that signifies South Pasadena's 130th anniversary at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

This Friday, March 2, marks South Pasadena’s anniversary. During the City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, South Pasadena’s City Council members enjoyed cupcakes in honor of “the City of Trees” turning 130 years old

PHOTO: Marisa Vasquez | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena Mayor Richard Schneider receives his commemorative cupcake that marks the 130th anniversary of the City of South Pasadena. A celebratory banner was also presented during the City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

According to the City of South Pasadena website, the city was first founded on March 2, 1888, in order to maintain the their territory of 3.44 square miles and was the sixth municipality in the Los Angeles County to do so.

The Raymond Hotel and Cawston Ostrich Farm gave way for tourism within the city. Transportation became accessible when the “red car” stations were implemented making South Pasadena one of the first suburbs in Los Angeles.

PHOTO: Marisa Vasquez | SouthPasadenan.com | Council member Robert S. Joe sits with his celebratory cupcake that commemorates the 130th Anniversary for the City of South Pasadena. Refreshments were served to attendees of the South Pasadena City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at City Hall.

In honor of South Pasadena’s 130th anniversary, Public Works will hang a commemorative banner in front of City Hall, for a month’s time, to help celebrate this milestone.

During the Council Meeting, mayor Richard Schneider mentioned that “South Pasadena is a special city thanks to its fine residents that volunteer their time and energy to maintain the historic character of its attractive neighborhoods, while preserving both its architectural and natural beauty”

The City Council blew out their candles and enjoyed their celebratory cupcakes.

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