In a cluster of apartment complexes
that look numbingly simliar, the Villa San Pasqual
stands unapologetic in all its turquoise-and-orange glory. It's been honored with historic landmark status by the city of Pasadena for its fine example of mid-century architecture (and perfectly manicured lawns). Driving by this place is a bit like going through a time warp to 1953 when Eisenhower
was president, hula hooping
was the hot thing to do, and for every Rebel Without a Cause
was a Father who Knows Best
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