Just a few years after Route 66 was commissioned. View is from the hill looking East toward what is now Old Town. This may be taken right in front of where the Norton Simon Museum is today. Historic U.S. Route 66 ran through Pasadena until it was decommissioned in 1964. The historic highway entered Pasadena from the east on Colorado Boulevard and then jogged south on Arroyo Parkway before becoming part of the Pasadena Freeway (SR 110).
Colorado Blvd. 1930 looking east near current location of the Norton Simon Museum
Uptown Chevrolet dealership 245 West Colorado Pasadena 1934
Even though the year is unknown, this aerial photograph was taken on New Years Day. The Rose Parade is in progress heading east down Colorado Boulevard. A small portion of Orange Grove merging with Colorado Boulevard can be seen at the bottom foreground. Green Street is to the right of Colorado Boulevard running west to east and Walnut Street is to the left\ of Colorado Boulevard also running west to east. At that time,cars were parked in open lots and along side streets near the parade route. The photographers name is printed on the lower right corner of the front of the photo and stamped in blue ink on the back: Carmelita, the curent site of the Norton Simon Museum is the small golf course in the lower right hand corner of the photo. Studio of J. Allen Hawkins Commercial Photographers 330 North Lake Avenue.
Downtown Pasadena looking east down Colorado Blvd.