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Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA

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Summary

Significance: The Rose Bowl stadium is of outstanding significant in the history of American recreation as the long-term site of the oldest and most renowned post-season college football "bowl" game. The Rose Bowl game has been held annually every New Year's Day since 1916, and in the Rose Bowl stadium since its completion in 1922 (except for one year during World War II). The stadium is also the primary historic manifestation of the civic work of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, the sponsor of the city's famed annual New Year's Day flower festival that dates from 1890. The bowl game grew out of athletic events that have been a significant part of the festival since its founding. In addition, the Rose Bowl stadium was a venue for both the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games and for the 1994 World Cup. It has also been the site of numerous important public events including political rallies, concerts, religious services, and graduation exercises.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N256
Survey number: HABS CA-2667
Building/structure dates: 1922 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1928 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1930 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1949 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1961 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1973 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 87000755

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Date

1922 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Leishman, William L
Hunt, Myron
Taylor, William
Maul, David, transmitter
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Location

Pasadena (Calif.)34.16064, -118.16749
Google Map of 34.1606364, -118.1674865
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Library of Congress
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