Saturday, December 10, 2011
You don't notice it from Green because a plain wall faces the street. There's a parking lot behind the house. When we were there a guy had parked there to walk his dog on the Ambassador Campus, of which this is the northernmost building. If you haven't explored the area all I can say is, you should. You can't see anything interesting from Orange Grove or Del Mar or Green or St. John. But park the car and walk in the park-like area bordered by those streets and you'll walk in Pasadena history.
I can't begin to know why other buildings on the Campus have been kept up and this one hasn't. The property is in transition--it's been sold to a developer whose plans are undergoing the city's review process. I don't know which owner let this building go, the previous one or the current one.
Stand on the back porch, where I took the photos from yesterday and the day before, and you can see the bleachers where the TV cameras will be perched in a couple of weeks for the Tournament of Roses Parade.