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I'm thinking the old power plant on Fair Oaks and Glenarm?
How about this - at some point the Arroyo Seco had a large hydro-electric dam which powered Pasadena.
Mr. Wheedle, the first driver's ed. teacher at Pasadena High.Either that, or what Margaret said.
Margaret wins I'm pretty sure. (tho Petrea gets points.) that building is so beautiful, in an industrial, macho sort of way.
Oh, but of course! This is the old Pasadena Choo Choo Train manufacturing site that was located underneath where Cal Tech stands. And, since it was taken in B/W, my guess was the photographer was So Pasa Laurie.Of course.
I have no idea, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Charlie Chaplin (ala Modern Times) waddling into the scene. Margaret's guess sounds feasible.
Oh yes, that's Dr. Prankenstein (pronounced Praaah'ken shshshttteen) of Old Pasadena-- the old laboratory under vat is now Stats on Raymond. This is ven he vas verking on his parobolic chamber used in early development of pre-transfer brain scanning. Unfortunately, many heads ver known to roll, in those days, due to the rumbling rattle of the great Santa Fe railroad line running only a few feet avay.
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