Founded in 1977, Pasadena Heritage is one of the largest, most effective and dynamic non-profits in Pasadena. For more than 38 years, the organization has worked to protect and preserve Pasadena's outstanding collection of historic buildings, sites and districts; build an awareness of the value of these resources; and foster changes in public policy to preserve them. Today, Pasadena is a city known as a leader in historic preservation, and the community has embraced saving its past as a top priority.
Pasadena Heritage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by membership dues and other funds raised in the community through events, grants, donations, business sponsorships and sponsorships. Membership is open to all, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The mission of Pasadena Heritage is to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy and education.
The Madison House, an 1897 Victorian home at 651 South Saint John Avenue serves as the headquarters of Pasadena Heritage. The home was bequeathed to the organization by Clyde Madison in honor of his son, Roger Madison, who was a dedicated volunteer for many years.