John and Elizabeth Howard had a large ranch stretching from Lake Avenue north of Washington Street all the way to Los Robles and as far north as Woodbury. Their house was located on Howard Place, now Howard Avenue, near North Lake Avenue according to the city directory of 1888.
Elizabeth (originally Cherry) and Howard (originally Dakota) Streets were named for Elizabeth and John Howard.
Here are some interesting photos from the Pasadena History Digital Collaboration of Howard Avenue west of North Lake Avenue in the 1940's, showing a median strip with palm trees in the middle of Howard Avenue.
Howard Avenue was really quite grand back in 1942...... I wonder if the Howard's ranch house still was standing at this time. More research will be required to find out the answer.