1961 aerial view of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl from our Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

1961 aerial view of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl from our Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

Circa 1910 view of Arroyo Blvd in Pasadena. The present-day site of the Rose Bowl is visible in the distance.

Circa 1910 view of Arroyo Blvd in Pasadena. The present-day site of the Rose Bowl is visible in the distance.

On this day in 1958: Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley (center) visits the Rose Bowl with National League President Warren Giles (left) and Pasadena City Manager Don C. McMillan (right).
With the Dodgers scheduled to move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles for the 1958 season, but with Dodger Stadium still years away from completion, O’Malley considered using Pasadena’s Rose Bowl as the team’s temporary home field. O’Malley eventually opted for another football stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the Dodgers played from 1958 to 1961.
Pasadena’s public information officer recently blogged about the Dodgers’ aborted move to the Crown City.

On this day in 1958: Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley (center) visits the Rose Bowl with National League President Warren Giles (left) and Pasadena City Manager Don C. McMillan (right).

With the Dodgers scheduled to move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles for the 1958 season, but with Dodger Stadium still years away from completion, O’Malley considered using Pasadena’s Rose Bowl as the team’s temporary home field. O’Malley eventually opted for another football stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the Dodgers played from 1958 to 1961.

Pasadena’s public information officer recently blogged about the Dodgers’ aborted move to the Crown City.

Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge, which spans the Arroyo Seco, opened on this day in 1913. This aerial view shows the bridge as it was in 1935, before the construction of the 134 freeway. The Rose Bowl and San Gabriel Mountains are visible in the distance.

Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge, which spans the Arroyo Seco, opened on this day in 1913. This aerial view shows the bridge as it was in 1935, before the construction of the 134 freeway. The Rose Bowl and San Gabriel Mountains are visible in the distance.

Carolyn Castoe prepares to blast off before the Rose Bowl’s 1958 circus and fireworks show. (From the USC Libraries’ Los Angeles Examiner Collection)

Carolyn Castoe prepares to blast off before the Rose Bowl’s 1958 circus and fireworks show. (From the USC Libraries’ Los Angeles Examiner Collection)