The towns of the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, and the Los Angeles basin started to grow rapidly during the latter part of the 19th century and on into the 20th century. Property speculators and homesteaders alike began to build homes to fit the various lifestyles and income levels of the people moving to the region. Unique styles of both attached multi-family homes and detached dwellings were popular at the time. This post describes my documentation of the historic housing still preserved in Pasadena as part of the Caron Travel Scholarship. I will be showing famous examples of houses and some utilitarian houses and how they contrast with how we approach low-rise density today.
Local and state officials will join development partners and the Tacoma community to celebrate the ground breaking of Tacoma Town Center today. This multi-phase mixed-used development is Tacoma’s highest valued private development in its history.