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
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.
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.