Pasadena’s time machine: grand mansions and artistic enclaves

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Pasadena boasts a captivating collection of historic sites. Stroll down memory lane in Old Pasadena, a revitalized downtown district with turn-of-the-century buildings, now bustling with shops and restaurants. Immerse yourself in the American Arts and Crafts movement at the Gamble House, a beautifully crafted 1908 bungalow designed by Charles and Henry Greene.

For grandeur and a glimpse into Pasadena’s elite past, don’t miss the Wrigley Mansion, the former residence of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., now the Tournament of Roses headquarters. From architectural gems to bustling districts, Pasadena’s sites offer a window into the city’s unique and rich past.

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