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Resource Summary
85 E Holly ST
Resource Summary
Address: 85 E Holly ST APN: 5723-020-902 [print]
Address: 85 E Holly ST
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91103-1801 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Library Park Common Name: Memorial Park
APN: 5723-020-902 Zoning: OS
Building Sq. Ft: Site Size (Acres): 5.510
Year Built: 1890 Documented District: PASADENA CIVIC CENTER
District: PASADENA CIVIC CENTER (designated)
Property Status: Designated
Contributing Status: C    
Resource Description:
Memorial Park was originally named Library Park, and it is one of the oldest parks in the city, dating from the 1880's.

Pasadena's first public library, a stone building of Romanesque architecture, was erected here in 1890, and was financed largely by public subscription. The building was condemned as unsafe after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and was demolished in 1954. The stone arch at the northwest corner of the park still stands in remembrance of the library and bears this inscription, "Memorial Arch of Pasadena's First Public Library." Nearby is the 1930 Gold Band Shell. In 2002 the Mortimer Levitt Foundation provided a grant for the renovation of the bandshell. Now known as the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, it hosts concerts and other activities.
Legal Description:
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Secondary Architectural Style:
Architect: Cook, Hall & Cornell (landscape architect)
Context: Historic Designed Gardens 
Original Owner: City of Pasadena
Original Use: Public Park
Original Location:
Demolished: no
Moved: no
Date Moved: n/a
Designation Date: n/a

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