City of Pasadena
Historic Preservation Consultant
Historic Resources Group
The Glenarm Power Plant has been powering the city of Pasadena since 1907. Resting on a 14-acre site, the historic plant has expanded over time, and now consists of 17 different power generation units. Since its beginning, Glenarm has been known as a pioneer of municipal lighting.
For decades, the plant has been a popular filming location for various television shows, movies, and music videos. During the 100th anniversary of Pasadena Water & Power in 2007, Pasadena Heritage nominated the Power Plant to be designated as a Historic Monument. The designation was approved on February 4th in 2008. Recently, the plant has been awarded for its efficiency and low emissions.
Spectra Company restored the entire exterior and interior façade of the Art Deco Style building. The extensive façade restoration consisted of historic window and door repair, ornamental concrete restoration, decorative wall tile replication, plaster fabrication, lead remediation, cornice replacement, skylight restoration, and restoration painting. This project won the Pasadena Heritage Award in 2010.
Concrete Repair • Decorative Concrete • Facade Rehabilitation • Materials Restoration • Metal Door • Metal Windows • Ornamental Plaster • Plaster • Restoration Painting & Coatings • Selective Demolition/Abatement • Self-Perform • Tile • Wood Doors • Wood Windows
Pasadena Heritage Award 2010