Throwback Thursday | New Home for the Holidays

The first folks to visit South Pasadena, stayed for the entire winter season!

PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Cozy sitting room at The Raymond, South Pasadena

After visiting South Pasadena during the winter season, guests of The Raymond often purchased land and built homes to plant family roots for a lifetime.

Pictorial: vacationers travel west to sunny South Pasadena (Winter, 1891)

PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Travel booklet for Raymond’s Vacation Excursions (1895)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Traveling west by rail (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Map showing The Raymond and related railways (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Arroyo Seco crossing into South Pasadena (1891)
PHOTO: Pasadena Museum of History | SouthPasadenan.com News | L.A. & S.G.V. R. R. crosses the Arroyo Seco (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena and The Raymond (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | The rails heading toward The Raymond (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Raymond, South Pasadena (1891)
PHOTO: Pasadena Museum of History | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Raymond, South Pasadena (1891)
PHOTO: Pasadena Museum of History | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Raymond lobby (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Tower Rooms at The Raymond
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Room key the sixth story Tower Room
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Raymond’s sixth story Tower Room
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Tower Room view of Columbia Street (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Guests of The Raymond after picking oranges (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Veranda view of the San Gabriel Mountains (1891)
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Guests of The Raymond hanging out on the veranda
PHOTO: Pasadena Museum of History | SouthPasadenan.com News | Guests heading out to ride in the Rose Parade
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Post card – Busch Gardens local day trip
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | Photos – Cawston Ostrich farm local day trip
PHOTO: Rick Thomas Collection | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Raymond’s dining hall (1891)
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Happy Holidays from the staff of the South Pasadenan!

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Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas

 

Author Rick Thomas is the former museum curator and vice-chair of education for the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation. He served on the South Pasadena Natural Resources Commission, helping to maintain a strict policy protecting the city’s great old-growth trees. Using touchstone photographs from his own collection—one of the San Gabriel Valley’s largest accumulations of historical images and artifacts—as well as national, state, and local historical archives, Thomas provides a window to his city’s past and an understanding of why its preservation is so important.