Sunday, March 30, 2014

Altadena's Public Drinking Fountain Dedicated in 1935

A public water fountain was erected by Altadena Historical (and Beautification) Society in front of the building on the southeast corner of Lake and Mariposa, originally Pacific Southwest Trust & Savings Bank, then First National of Los Angeles, and eventually the Pankow Building.  Today the facility serves as office space.
1935 dedication with L. A. County Supervisor Roger Jessup
and members of AHS in background. 

The tile fountain was dedicated in 1935, but disappeared sometime after.  Did it fall victim to an out-of-control vehicle that ran up on the sidewalk? That’s one story we’ve heard.  Maybe the street was widened and the fountain sacrificed. If you know what happened to it, leave a comment.

This is how the location looks today. The tree took the place of the fountain.


1 comment:

  1. These are fascinating. Thank you very much.

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