Altadena history comes to life in these books


Man, Mountain and Monument: A Pictorial Account of the Mount Lowe Railway from Construction to Memorial by Mike Manning


Professor Thaddeus Lowe’s dream is brought back to life by this well-illustrated history of the Mount Lowe Railway and Resort, adapted from the author’s slide show presentation.

Soft cover

103 pages

2015 ($15)

Altadena's Golden Years: A Pictorial History of the Early Community by Robert H. Peterson


An excellent overview of Altadena history from the early 1800’s to the early 1900’s written by a long-time Altadena resident. It features more than 250 historical images including landmarks, streets, homes, maps and more.

Hard cover

101 pages

1976 ($15)

Visit the Store page to buy these two titles. We can ship books or you can pick up at the AHS office.

All available copies of Altadena: Between Wilderness and City have been sold, but you are welcome to visit the archives and read the reference copy.

Altadena: Between Wilderness and City by Michele Zack


The Altadena Historical Society recruited noted journalist, historian and Altadena resident Michele Zack to write Altadena: Between Wilderness and City.

Published by AHS in 2004, it received an Award of Excellence from the American Association of State and Local History in 2010.

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