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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mystery History

Where are we? And what's happening?

The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize: the honor of being the smartest person in the room.

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.


  1. I'll make a blind guess: it's the demolition of one of the Millionaire's mansions on Orange Grove. Can't tell you which one, though.

  2. This is the La Pintoresca/Painter/Pasadena Hotel after the fire which destroyed it in 1912

  3. I think you are right, Dale, and you even provided evidence! I had thought it might be the second Hotel Raymond...

  4. Can't beat Dale. Definitely the smartest in the room. Well done, Dale. One para from the article in the paper caught my eye:

    The hotel contained antique furniture brought to the hotel by "Hetty" Green, said to be the richest woman in the world, who was an investor in the hotel. One valuable chair that was saved had been made for Francis Scott Key of Star Spangled Banner fame.

  5. If I had gotten here first, I would have guessed this was something under construction. I probably shouldn't admit that.

    I wonder what happened to that chair Ms. Green had in her possession.