Sierra Madre Boulevard
For the most part, it is a winding road divided by a grassy median, but the part between Pasadena and Arcadia is a two-lane road.
It was built around the Pacific Electric Railway—Sierra Madre interurban line. The smaller and older portion of the road was originally Central Avenue in Sierra Madre, built some time in the 1860s or 1870s. The road forms a "┌" shape, starting at Elevado Avenue in Arcadia heading west and ends at Huntington Drive in San Marino. At Huntington Drive the road continues south as San Marino Ave, ending at Clary Ave, near S. Del Mar Ave.
The section of Sierra Madre Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue is the end of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Floats are display the day after the Roses Parade on Sierra Madre Boulevard. Much of the boulevard in Pasadena has large grass median strip area between the lanes, that was part of the Pacific Electric street car in the past.
Notable on the BoulevardEdit
- Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia
- Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery
- Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre
- Jailhouse Inn, Sierra Madre
- Old North Church of Sierra Madre Congregational Church
- Sierra Madre Memorial Park
- Sierra Madre Police Department
- Sierra Madre City Hall and Fire Department
- Sierra Madre City Library
- Michillinda Ave (Sierra Madre- Pasadena City line)
- La Salle High School, Pasadena
- Church of the Nazarene
- Field Elementary School, Pasadena
- San Gabriel Valley Council, now part of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council, Pasadena
- New York Drive (north) - Sierra Madre Villa Ave (south)
- Eaton Canyon Golf course, Pasadena
- Washington Boulevard
- Pasadena High School
- Victory Park, Pasadena
- Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena
- Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena
- Interstate 210, Pasadena - Gold Line Metro rail
- Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena
- E. Del Mar Blvd. (Pasadena - San Marino City line)
- E. California Blvd.
- Huntington Drive, San Marino
- Pacific Electric org Central - Sierra Madre Boulevard
- Pasadena Heritage Org Running with History - Mile 23: Sierra Madre Line
- USC Digital Library, View of Pacific Electric car 401 at the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, 1908
- Pacific Electric Sierra Madre Line, by the Electric Railway Historic Association of Southern California.
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