On March 2, 2013, South Pasadena turns 125. That day there will be a historic reenactment of the events behind the City's formation. Professional actors will start at Gus' Bar-b-que and walk down Mission Street recreating historical vignettes.
South Pasadena was started because the City of Pasadena was pushing all the saloons and roadhouses toward the southern part of town. The residents of South Pasadena did not like that at all. So they decided to form their own city, one that did not tolerate saloons, bars or other unsavory businesses. Ina ddiotn tothe renactment, there will be many other activites and contests. The Museum Building wil be the focal point of activites. Residents and visitors are encouraged to dress in costumes of the period, circa 1888. It will be a fun, festive and educational time and the celebration will extend through the year. in the fall, there will be a historical home tour covering the various periods ofnad styles of architecture. The tour will start at Adobe Flores, include a great craftsman example and end at a mid-century modern.
Arroyo Vista Inn will have a special price of $125 per night, one night only and limited to two guests, in honor of the 125th Anniversary!