Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mystery History -- Solved!

D5 rep wins with her 9:21 a.m. Tuesday guess "opening of the court house?"

In the Jan. 12, 1954, photo above, the Pasadena Municipal Court building in the civic center is rededicated in conjunction with its new ownership by the county of Los Angeles. Everyone is reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, led by L.A. County Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz.

A few years later, the county added the huge monstrosity that encompasses the L.A. County Superior Court to the north end of the historic building. That "modern" courthouse has been an eyesore in the stately Pasadena Civic Center ever since.

The exterior used to be red brick and gray concrete. It underwent a facelift couple of years ago, so at least it's a more neutral color.

I'll get more detailed with Mystery History reveals after Oct. 31, when I'll be back on a full-time basis.


kevin said...


Princess Hahamongna said...

Right on, Victor Gordo (District 5)!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the District 5 Rep!
Now what prize can you give to someone who has everything?? :P

Bellis said...

That first courthouse is so elegant.

Hale must be turning over and over in his grave at the sight of that County courthouse. How did they get away with ruining the planned Civic Center? It's not a happy place to be inside of, either. Trials, traffic court, and long lines of people paying their traffic fines.