Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lake Washington Village 1955 Photo Looking South Towards Washington

Here is a photo from Pasadena Public Works showing the view looking south down North Lake Avenue at Ladera Street in 1955. We can still recognize many buildings, however many of the interesting projecting neon signs are gone, a great loss to the night time scene in the Lake Washington Village, but stay tuned, we may get the Crown Market Crown Sign relit and neon replaced. The Crown Sign is still on top of the Crown Market Building, now the Dance Studio, and the sign is protected by being on the City of Pasadena Historic Sign Inventory, as no new roof signs are now allowed in the district.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very familiar sight to me. I believe we're on Lake Ave looking south. The first intersection is at Rio Grand St, one block north of Washington Blvd.