Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Castle Green

"The Castle Green" (Little 'Scape #23)
watercolor (5" x 7")
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Another local site for today's painting.... The Castle Green in Pasadena, Ca. . The Castle Green is one of Pasadena's most unique buildings, an imposing seven story Moorish Colonial and Spanish style building.  The Castle Green opened in 1899 as the second of three buildings in the Hotel Green complex, and was a lavish resort for easterners and others escaping winter rigors. The Hotel Green soon became the social center of Pasadena, playing host to vacationing tycoons and even presidents. It was also home to both the Tournament of Roses and the Valley Hunt Club. Because of its historical nature and preservation of interiors, a number of motion pictures and television commercials have been filmed in and around the building.

The Castle Green is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the State Historic Register, and the City of Pasadena's list of Historic Places.