Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena, California

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Bungalow Heaven Historic District
Bungalow Heaven Landmark District
Location Roughly bounded by N. Mentor Ave.,E. Orange Grove Blvd.,E. Washington Blvd.,N. Michigan & N. Chester Aves., Pasadena, California
Area 125 acres (51 ha)
Built 1904 (1904)
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Bungalow/craftsman
Governing body Private
MPS Residential Architecture of Pasadena: Influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement MPS
NRHP Reference # 08000260[1]
Added to NRHP April 10, 2008

Bungalow Heaven is a neighborhood in Pasadena, California named for the more than 800 small craftsman homes built there from 1900 to 1930, most of which still stand. Much of the area became a landmark district in 1989[2] and annual historic home tours have been conducted in Bungalow Heaven every year since then.[3][4]

Landmarks[edit]

The rough borders of the landmark district are Washington Boulevard to the north, Orange Grove Boulevard to the south, Mentor Avenue to the west, and Chester Avenue to the east.[5] The entire neighborhood is typically extended to Lake Avenue to the west and Hill Avenue to the east.[2][6]

All commercial development lies just outside the landmark area, on Lake Avenue and (to a small extent) Washington Boulevard. At the center of the neighborhood is McDonald Park.

Education[edit]

Bungalow Heaven is served by Longfellow and Jefferson Elementary Schools, Eliot Middle School, and Pasadena High School

Transportation[edit]

Bungalow Heaven is served by Metro Local lines 180, 256, 268, and 485, as well as Pasadena ARTS routes 20, 31, and 32.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Yates, Stephanie A. (2001). Best Places Los Angeles. Sasquatch Books. p. 206. ISBN 1-57061-278-1. 
  3. ^ Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival. Home Buyer Publications. 2009. p. 76. ISSN 1559-6117. 
  4. ^ Bates, Colleen D. (2006). Hometown Pasadena: The Insider's Guide. Prospect Park Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 0-9753939-1-X. 
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places listings". April 18, 2008. 
  6. ^ Old House Interiors. September 2002. p. 108. ISSN 1079-3941. 

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Coordinates: 34°09′48″N 118°07′37″W / 34.16341°N 118.12686°W / 34.16341; -118.12686