2023 Colorado Street Bridge Party

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Pasadena Heritage

Preserving Pasadena's past for Pasadena's future

Protecting Pasadena’s architectural legacy since 1977.

Blinn House image by Tavo Olmos and Dennis Hill

Our Mission

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.

About Us

Pasadena Heritage is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit founded in 1977 to combat the demolition of cherished cultural and historic landmarks in Pasadena.

Through advocacy, education, historic walking tours, the tri-annual weekend event Preservation Pasadena, the beloved Pasadena tradition the Colorado Street Bridge Party and so much more, we are dedicated to the protection and defense of Pasadena’s rich history and extraordinary architectural legacy.


Educating the public about Pasadena’s cultural and historic resources and architectural heritage is a principal tenet of our mission.

Throughout the year our varied educational offerings include guided walking tours, narrated bus tours, presentations and illustrated lectures by preservation experts, and self-guided or drive-yourself tours.

Upcoming Events

Historic home in Pasadena
June 1, 2024

“The Off Ramp” Neighborhood Walking Tour – June

An exploration of a historic neighborhood and its 14 decades of evolution.
Jazz band performing at the Blinn House
June 8, 2024

Preservation Libations: Jazz Club Classics at the Blinn House – June

A night filled with live music, New Orleans-themed bites and festive beverages at the Historic Blinn House!
Postcard for Preservation Pasadena Week 2
June 22, 2024

Preservation Pasadena Part II – Shaping Suburbia: The Modern Era

Join us as we examine the evolution of Pasadena’s suburbs through the decades from the 1920s to the 1960s!
July 6, 2024

The Art Deco Architecture of the Playhouse District – July

Art Deco Highlights of the Playhouse District.
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Join us and make a historic impact!

Help preserve Pasadena’s history, save endangered buildings, structures and places, and defend Pasadena’s storied legacy.

Pasadena Heritage staff in celebration at the annual party on the staircase of the Blinn House.

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