Mount Lowe Preservation Society

In the early 1900′s, Mount Lowe and Echo Mountain in the foothills above Pasadena were a popular destination for Angelenos looking to get out of the city for some fresh air and recreation. Atop these hills housed the Echo Mountain House, the Alpine Tavern and the Chalet.The Mount Lowe Railway served as the only route of transportation to these sites, with impressively engineered tracks splitting through boulders at the Granite Gate, bridging high gaps at the Circular Bridge and climbing steep slopes at the Great Incline. The Mount Low Preservation Society has done a masterful job documenting this great piece of Los Angeles history, make sure and check it out for some fascinating old photographs.