LOCALISM FEATURED: Pasadena California: Prospect Park Historical and Neighborhood Information

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc. BRE# 000872112

PROSPECT PARK

Prospect Park Pasadena Map

Prospect Park is a tiny neighborhood just North of the 134 Freeway and West of 210 - where the two freeways meet and is off of Orange Grove and Prospect Blvd.  This area was designated as a housing development in 1906 and had Sylvanus Marston clinker-brick portals on Orange Grove at Prospect Boulevard.  Beautiful and mature camphor trees create a shady arch over the wide boulevard as you enter from Orange Grove.  This neighborhood showcases a collection of Greene & Greene houses, the Gamble House and Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura.

READ ALSO:  Pasadena Historic Neighborhoods

portals on orange grove and prospect

Gamble House (1908)

4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena

Called a Gamble House because it was built for David and Mary Gamble of, yes... you guessed it, Proctor & Gamble fame. 

Gamble House

Gamble House Front Entry

Alice Millard House (La Miniatura) (1923)

alice millard house

645 Prospect Crescent, Pasadena

This home was built by Frank Lloyd Wright for Alice Millard after the death of her husband, rare book dealer George Millard.  This home is an example of concrete-block construction.  La Miniatura's Mayan-influenced design is acclaimed by many as Wright's most interesting work. 

Hindry House (1909)

781 Prospect Avenue, Pasadena

Arthur and Alfred Heineman designed this elaborate home without the benefit of formal architectural training.

Charles Sumner Greene House (1901)

Charles Sumner Greene House

368 Arroyo Terrace

This is Charles Greene's own Craftsman home.  He made several additions to this home over the years. 

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Irina,
Congratulations on the Localism feature.  This is a great example of a way to showcase an area with great photos.

Jul 03, 2008 06:28 AM #1
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I sure did enjoy your blog.  Many years ago I lived in Pasadena so it brought back some great memories.

Jul 03, 2008 07:14 AM #2
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Diane Aurit
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Congratulations Irina!  This was always one of my favorite neighborhoods!  How I miss these beautiful, historic homes!

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These homes are fabulous examples of architecture from a time celebrated now as great works of art. Love your historic homes! Congrats on the feature!

Jul 03, 2008 08:02 AM #4
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What a neat area, Irina. And you sdid sich a good job of sharing the beauty of this area with readers in your article and with your photos. Congratulations on your feature - it was well deserved.

Jeff

Jul 03, 2008 08:36 AM #5
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Pippa Mac
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Great job ... I love the map at the top!

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Jul 03, 2008 11:18 AM #6
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Irina,

Beautiful photos of a spectacular area, I love these homes! I remember well with scene along Orange Grove, we've driven it many times. My family has been parade goes for years for the Tournament of Roses, it's my favorite. I actually "performed" in 2 years ago.

Congrats on the gold star and HAPPY 4TH!

Jul 03, 2008 11:41 AM #7
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John Mattoon
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What a beautiful historical tour of the area! Please let me know if you are in need of a mold inspection in these areas as they are in my coverage area. www.moldcheckpros.com

Jul 03, 2008 11:53 AM #8
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Congratulations on the feature!!!   Great post!

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Irina Netchaev
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Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by!  I loved doing this post.  It was fun getting out there looking at these beautiful homes and feeling all the history.  :-)

Jul 03, 2008 05:11 PM #10
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Kelly Willey
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Excellent blog with dynamite phots...your are obviously a very hard work Realtor!!!!

Jul 03, 2008 05:21 PM #11
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Irina Netchaev
Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc. - Pasadena, CA
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Wow Kelly!  thank you...

Jul 03, 2008 05:27 PM #12
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Man I love that part of Pasadena. So fabulous...

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Hey Mike, glad to see you here.  Next time you're in Pasadena look me up and I'll take you around.  :-)

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