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Arcade Building, courtyard
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 193-
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Pasadena Museum of History
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Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena Museum of History
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Situated on East Colorado Street between El Molino and Oak Knoll Avenues, the Arcade Building was on the many new developments growing up on East Colorado, far from the traditional core downtown. It employed a new design that accommodated shoppers and their automobiles; the driveways to the heavily advertised parking lot was dubbed "Luxury Lane." It was, as the Pasadena Star News reported, "another page in the city's development." The Arcade Building's design was inspired by a similar structure in Budapest. Opening in 1927, the building was home to 27 stores and offices, including a wax flower shop, a tearoom, a candy shop, a jewelry store, and "moth proofers de luxe." The businesses were advertised as among the finest in the world, and several retailers had international branches.
Arcade Building (Pasadena, Calif.)
Commercial buildings--California--Pasadena
Signs and signboards--California--Pasadena

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