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    • Brookside plunge

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Street lighting -- California -- Pasadena; Brookside Park Pool (Pasadena, Calif.); Swimming pools -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Children -- California -- Pasadena;
    • Once a week, Brookside plunge had "international day" when non-whites could use the pool. After protracted litigation, the practice was ended in 1947 when the pool was opened to ethnicities during its hours of operation.
    • pmh_PSN Brookside plunge with bathers 2
    • Brookside plunge with bathers

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Children -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Brookside Park Pool (Pasadena, Calif.); Swimming pools -- California -- Pasadena;
    • Once a week, Brookside plunge had "international day" when non-whites could use the pool. After protracted litigation, the practice was ended in 1947 when the pool was opened to ethnicities during its hours of operation.
    • pmh_PSN Brookside plunge with bathers 1
    • Brookside plunge long shot

    • Pasadena (Calif.) -- Description -- Views; Brookside Park Pool (Pasadena, Calif.); Brookside Park (Pasadena, Calif.); Brookside Drive (Pasadena, Calif.); Streets -- California -- Pasadena; Parks -- California -- Pasadena; Parking -- California --...
    • Once a week, Brookside plunge had "international day" when non-whites could use the pool. After protracted litigation, the practice was ended in 1947 when the pool was opened to ethnicities during its hours of operation.
    • pmh_PSN Brookside plunge long shot
    • Mother of John Jones

    • African American women -- California -- Pasadena; Landscape architecture -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; Trees -- California -- Pasadena;
    • John Jones was a real estate broker in Pasadena.
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    • John Jones

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Signs and signboards -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Jones, John; Real estate agents -- California -- Pasadena
    • John Jones was a real estate broker in Pasadena.
    • pmh_BH-D-29-5
    • Interior of the Francisca Building

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; Signs and signboards -- California -- Pasadena; Commercial buildings -- California -- Pasadena; Restaurants -- California -- Pasadena -- Employees; People --...
    • The Francisca Building, located at 22-26 W. Dayton St., was the first commercial building commissioned by an African-American for occupancy by African-American businesses. James T. Phillips, Jr., an attorney and real estate broker, commissioned the...
    • pmh_BH-L-48-6
    • Francisca Building

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Commercial buildings -- California -- Pasadena; Signs and signboards -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; Dayton Street (Pasadena, Calif.); Streets -- California --...
    • The Francisca Building, located at 22-26 W. Dayton St., was the first commercial building commissioned by an African-American for occupancy by African-American businesses. James T. Phillips, Jr., an attorney and real estate broker, commissioned the...
    • pmh_BH-L-48-3
    • First African Methodist Episcopal (First AME) Church

    • Church buildings -- California -- Pasadena; Fair Oaks Avenue (Pasadena, Calif.); Landscape architecture -- California -- Pasadena; Streets -- California -- Pasadena; First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Pasadena, Calif. : 1892-1910)
    • The First AME Church, Pasadena, was founded in 1887. The first building, constructed from a barn which was moved to the property, was completed in 1892, and was located at 565 N. Fair Oaks Avenue at the corner of Fair Oaks and Chestnut Street. ...
    • pmh_BH-D-18-42
    • McAdoo grocery store interior

    • Grocery trade -- California -- Pasadena; African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Commercial buildings -- California -- Pasadena; Signs and signboards -- California -- Pasadena; Children -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress --...
    • Booker and Carrie McAdoo migrated to California from Arkansas in September 1899. Booker, who worked as a bath house attendant in a masseuse parlor in Arkansas, had contracted tuberculosis and his doctors recommended the move to California because...
    • pmh_BH-L-24-11
    • Mr. McAdoo's mother, Carrie Woods

    • Portrait Photography -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; African American women -- California -- Pasadena; McAdoo, Carrie;
    • Carrie Woods was the husband of Booker McAdoo and the mother of Benjamin McAdoo. She assumed the McAdoo when she married. Photograph of a (watercolor?) portrait.
    • pmh_BH-L-24-5
    • Booker McAdoo, Benjamin McAdoo's father

    • Portrait Photography -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; McAdoo, Brooker;
    • Booker was the husband of Carrie Booker who ran McAdoo's grocery store. Photograph of a (watercolor?) portrait.
    • pmh_BH-L-24-4
    • Carrie McAdoo and grandchildren

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Children -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; McAdoo, Carrie; McAdoo family;
    • Booker and Carrie McAdoo migrated to California from Arkansas in September 1899. Booker, who worked as a bath house attendant in a masseuse parlor in Arkansas, had contracted tuberculosis and his doctors recommended the move to California because...
    • pmh_BH-L-24-33
    • Benjamin McAdoo and sister, Stella

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Children -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; McAdoo, Benjamin; McAdoo, Stella;
    • Benjamin McAdoo, the son of Booker and Carrie McAdoo, was born around 1890 in Arkansas. Around 1899, Benjamin, his parents, and his two sisters came to California and settled in Pasadena in about March 1900. Benjamin worked as a railroad porter, a...
    • pmh_BH-L-24-18
    • Delivery entrance driveway

    • College Campuses -- California -- Pasadena; College buildings -- California -- Pasadena; Pasadena City College -- Students; Student activities -- California – Pasadena;
    • This is a Polaroid photograph of the delivery entrance driveway. Handwritten note on back says "East to West view of Delivery Entrance Driveway which cuts through campus". There are two cars in the photograph which may date it to the 1960's. There...
    • PCC_CP-49
    • Benjamin McAdoo, Jr.

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Portrait Photography -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; Interior decoration -- California -- Pasadena; McAdoo, Benjamin, Jr.;
    • Benjamin McAdoo, Jr., is an architect.
    • pmh_BH-L-24-22
    • First African Methodist Episcopal (First AME) Church (Second Building) at Kensington and Vernon

    • Church buildings -- California -- Pasadena; St. John Avenue (Pasadena, Calif.); Automobiles -- California -- Pasadena; Landscape architecture -- California -- Pasadena; Streets -- California -- Pasadena; First African Methodist Episcopal Church...
    • First AME Church was moved from 565 N. Fair Oaks Avenue to the corner of Vernon Avenue (now St. John Avenue) and Kensington Street in 1910. There was opposition from some in the white community to the presence of the church in this neighborhood and...
    • pmh_BH-D-18-42A
    • Dan Woods, uncle of Benjamin McDoo

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Portrait Photography -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; Woods, Dan;
    • Dan Woods, uncle of Benjamin McAdoo and brother of Carrie McAdoo
    • pmh_BH-L-24-2
    • Benjamin McAdoo's uncle

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Portrait Photography -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; McAdoo family;
    • Family of Dan Woods, uncle of Benjamin McAdoo.
    • pmh_BH-L-24-9
    • Jones House Cleaning and Floor Service

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Signs and signboards -- California -- Pasadena; Automobiles -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena; Jones, John; Electric apparatus and appliances -- California -- Pasadena
    • This business was located at 314 West Mountain Avenue.
    • pmh_BH-D-29-7
    • Party at the Pyle house

    • African Americans -- California -- Pasadena; Ceremonies and celebrations -- California -- Pasadena; Clothing and dress -- California -- Pasadena; People -- California -- Pasadena;
    • This was a dressy social event at a private home.
    • pmh_BH-D1-11

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