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Happy Birthday, Pasadena City Hall!
Pasadena's beautiful, historic, and oft-immortalized on film City Hall has a birthday today! Designed by San Francisco's Bakewell and Brown, the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style building began its life in 1923, and was completed on December 27th, 1927, which means today marks the building's 83rd birthday. On the National Register of Historic Places (listing # 80000813) since 1980, people all over the world have gotten glimpses of the civic center structure in films from The Great Dictator to A Walk in the Clouds--not to mention a ton of TV shows (Wikipedia). Of course, people love to photograph Pasadena City Hall, so we had to look no further than our own LAist Featured Photos pool for some impressive shots.