March 13, 1989 |
Purple Post-Modern columns, topped by symbolic metal mesh pediments, frame the courtyard entries to South Pasadena's city hall, police station and council chamber. The latter, with its raftered wooden ceiling and subdued chapel-like gray and cream walls, seems crafted to cool the passions at town meetings. The chamber's soothing colors are especially appropriate, given South Pasadena's history. For 25 years, residents have fought the freeway and other encroachments into their 3.