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Star-News Building

525 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
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The Star News building was completed in 1925 and the paper continued to publish here under a series of owners until 1990. The building was designed by architect Joseph Block in a Beaux-Arts style. It also has a Penthouse and two levels below grade. The sign on the corner is not original to the building. There used to be radio broadcast towers on the roof that served the newspapers KPSN newscasts. The towers also carried the signal of the famed underground station KPPC-FM that originated in a studio in a nearby church.

xThe Star-News name appears above the front entrance with its original inset clock. The deep set doors and windows illustrate how thick the glazed terracotta faced concrete walls are. Even with two below grade levels the upper structure had to support tons of newspaper equipment.

Photo(s): 2019



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