Throwback Thursday | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007

About a dozen years ago, my daughter Lauren took some photos of South Pas.

PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | City Water Tower, South Pasadena (2007)

In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we visit a few local sites photographed by my daughter Lauren back in 2007. The images were taken as preparation for my first history book, South Pasadena.

Remember the used bookstore in town? How about its neighbor, Blockbuster Video (today Blaze Pizza)?

PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007
PHOTO: Lauren Thomas | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Photo Essay 2007

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.

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