1890 - JHB buys land. Houston pop. 27,000. Pas pop. 0. Dallas 38,000. San Antonio 37,000. Galveston 29,000. 1893 - Jan. 30, 20 Ac. to John Richey (First land sale in new community). 1894 - First school house was built, "the Academy." 1895 - Feb 14.8 deg., 20" snow in Houston, 24" in Deer Park. 1896 - May, plat filed. Methodist organized in Deepwater. 1897 - Bailey, Coolidge & Ben Williams families arrive. 1898 - First school census, 24 white & 3 negro. - Mar. 26, Pasadena Independent School District (PISD) election 23 for, 0 against. - Methodist move to Pasadena, Baptist organize in Deepwater. 1899 - Feb. 8 degrees, Snow drifts 10' in Galveston, Galveston Bay froze over. - June 15, final official formation of PISD.
1900 - Pasadena pop. approx. 200 (20 families). Houston pop. 44,000. Galveston pop. 36,000. La Porte pop. 537. - Sept. "Galveston Hurricane," 7,200 die (6,000 on Galveston Island). 1.5 million strawberry plants introduced by Clara Barton of the American Red Cross. 1901 - Pomeroys move to Pasadena. 1902 - First telephone (located at Guinn's Post Office). 1903 - Baptist Church built (cost $600, value $1,000). 1904 - Methodist buy land for church. 1905 - School moved to Broad Way (facing Shaver) from Wafer at Shaw (5th). - Two mercantile stores open (Dickerson and Tilley) 1906 - Crown Hill Cemetery established (Payson Pomeroy first person buried). 1907 - Methodist Church built, cost $2,300. 1908 - June 12 - Aug. 2, Pomeroy House built 1909 - Clyde McMaster (later mayor) moves to Pasadena.
1910 - Pasadena pop. approx 500. Houston pop. 78,800. - Brick school house built, now facing Broad Way street. - Assembly of God organized (Apostolic). - South Houston platted - First Airplane flight in Texas (S. Houston, Louis Paulham). 1914 - Houston Ship Channel established, Port of Houston (1841). 1915 - Hurricane in August. - hand pull ferry across Buffalo Bayou (future Houston Ship Channel.) 1917 - Allen Ranch sold to Sinclair interest for refinery (now Lyondell-Citgo) - Ellington Air Base built. - First service station in Pasadena (Hargrave's) - Nov. - World War I over 1918 - Sinclair refinery begins construction. 1919 - Crown Refinery groundbreaking. - June, Pasadena State Bank and Guaranty State Bank both open in Pasadena - construction begins on Humble (now Exxon) Refinery in Baytown
1920 - Pasadena pop. approx 1,000. Houston pop. 138,276. - June, first incorporation map proposed, includes new industries. - First brick commercial building, Guaranty State Bank, still standing, corner 225 feeder & Munger.. 1921 - Motorized ferry replaces hand pulled one (current location of Washburn Tunnel). - Hoof & Mouth disease (1921-22) - Pasadena State Bank consolidates Guaranty State Bank in. 1922 - electricity comes to Pasadena. 1923 - Pasadena incorporated with a vote of 50 vs. 0. 1924 - Pasadena High School built. - Aug, H L & P Deepwater plant built. - Nov, city unincorporates. - Dec 1, worst freeze in 20 years, 80,000 cattle froze. 1927 - Natural gas comes to Pasadena. - Dec, Vote to incorporate again, fails 63 v. 71. 1928 - Aug, telephone exchange established in Pasadena, listed as separate section in Houston telephone book. - Dec, vote to re-incorporate passes, 102 v. 94. 1929 - Conrad elected mayor, speed trap reputation, $10,700 in fines. - First city newspaper. - First bond issue, $120,000 for water, sewer, street & city hall. - Jun, Phillips Petroleum plant construction starts. - Aug, Shell Refinery opens in Deer Park. - Sept, Whoopee built . - Oct. 29, Stock Market Crash, Great Depression begins.
1930 - Pasadena pop. 1,647. Houston pop. 292,352. 1933 - Feb, record cold 17 degrees. - June, record high 101 degrees. - July, Mexican Baptist Church organized. - Bank Holiday. 1935 - South Houston & Genoa school districts consolidates into PISD. 1936 - Cullinan leases land to Champion Paper Co. (now Simpson Paper). - Memorial Baptist Church organized, builds first brick sanctuary in Pasadena. - Texas Centennial. - Construction begins on San Jacinto Monument. - Oct, Pasadena Rotary Club organized. 1937 - Presbyterian church organized. - Feb 14, Champion Paper mill opens. - Jackson Jr. High built. - First hospital, Pasadena Clinic & Hospital opens (Dr. E. E. Conners). - First movie house (Rita/Pasadena Theater, now Norman Furniture). - Methodist build new brick sanctuary ($12,000 with 400 members). 1938 - Episcopals organize. 1939 - Lighted new football stadium built behind high school. - San Jacinto Monument completed ($1.5 million). Also Sun Dial dedicated.
1940 - Pasadena pop. 3,436. Houston pop. 384,514. 1941 - Library moves to City Hall. - John Campbell buys Baldwin property on Southmore. - Dec, US declares war on Japan after Pearl Harbor raid. 1942 - First Rodeo. - Houston Shipbuilding hires 20,000 employees. - Brown Shipbuilding. - San Jacinto Shipbuilding (Todd Shipyard, Pasadena side, sold to Phillips in 1948). - Lutherans organize. 1943 - Goodyear opens. - July, Hurricane hits La Porte. 1944 - 1945 - Dec, Jensen Arcade opens, first public auditorium. - First home mail delivery (or 1946?). - Mathison Chemical opens. 1947 - Sam Hoover elected Mayor (serves one 2 yr term). - April 16, Texas City Disaster (500 killed) - Dec, Pasadena Citizen begins. - Pasadena Savings & Loan started (Bank United today). - Pasadena State Bank builds new brick building on Shaw at Munger. 1948 - Washburn Tunnel work begins (opens 1950). - Battleship U. S. S. Texas docked permanently at San Jacinto Battlegrounds. - Corrigan Center opens. 1949 - Sears buys land from John Campbell. - Nov. 19, Capitan Theater opens at Corrigan Center.
1950 - Pasadena pop. 22,483. - May, Washburn Tunnel opens. - Sears opens. 1952 - First National Bank opens on Shaw. 1954 - First Baptist Church moves to Tatar Street. - South Main Baptist is formed. 1956 - Taylore Hall moved frm Memorial Park to 112 S. Randall (behind the ice house) 1957 - Memorial Baptist builds new sanctuary on Main St. - New City Hall on Southmore dedicated. Mayor Clyde T. Gary 1958 - Tatar, Fleming and __ openeed Market Center at Red Bluff and Preston, the first enclosed & airconditioned mall in Harris County. 1960 - Pasadena Pop. 58,737 - Houston tried to surround Pasadena, but failed. 1962 - JFK announces Space Center project for Houston. Bayshore Hospital opened with 92 beds. Foley's opened in Pasadena on Southmore. 1963 - Frst Pasadena State Bank Bld opened on Southmore at Tatar. 1964 - South Main Baptist Churc organized and purchased the old First Baptist facility on Main Street. First Baptist moved to Tatar St. - Sam Rayburn High Schoool Opened with 2,500 students. 1968 - Taylor Hall teen canteen on Rich closed (moved there 1961). 1969 - Houston again tried to surround Pasadena, but Pasadena annexed to Galveston Bay and Clear Lake. 1970 - Pasadena Pop. 89,720 1971 - Gilley's Club opened. 1973 - Pasadena Colts little league baseball team won the World Series. Snow in February and March. 1974 - Globe Discount City opens on Southmore. Pasadena HIstorical Museum and San Jacinto Day Foundation established. 1975 - Pasadena Rodeo moves for original area on Red Bluff at Southmore to new arena south of Fairmont. 1976 - CIA director George Bush speaks at Chamber banquet. Texas Girls Softball Champions. National Volleyball Champions, San Jacinto Polo Club, World Champions 1977 - Mikey Gillety, ACM Entertainer of the Year. Celebratoin at Strawberry Park. 1978 - Pasadena Chamber opens new offices on Fairmont Parkway. 1980 - Pasadena Pop. 112,560 - Hadano, Japan is Pasadena's Sister City. Delegation went to Japan for a visit. Movie "Urban Cowboy" released. 1982 - Pasadena Philharmonic first performance. Kin Olaf V of Norway visits Pasadena to dedicate Norwegian Seaman's Church. 1983 - Hurrican Alicia (Category 3) Hurricane hits Pasadena 1989 - Gilley's Club closed due to disputes between Gilley & sherwood Cryer. Phillips Petroleum plastics plant explosions, kills 23. 1990 - Pasadena Pop. 119,363 - Humana Hospital sold and name revered back to Southmore Medical Center - Fire gutted the closed Gilley's nightclube of 1980 "Urban Cowboy" fame. 1991 - Tatar Street named changed to Pasadena Blvd 1993 - Pasadena Centennial 1994 - City purchased Corrigan Center and the Capitan Theater 1997 - rodeo arena covered 2000 - Pasadena Pop. 141,624 - re-lighting of the Capitan Theater neon. Switch thrown by May Isabell and orignial manager Carleton. 300 people witnessed the event. 2001 - Tropical storm Allison arrive, a 500 year events. SH 225 renamed "Texas Independence Highway." 2003 - Pomeroy Homestead (Pasadena Heritage Park) designated a National Registry of Historic Places property. 2007 - "The History of Pasadena" Hometown HIstory Documentary rublic release. 2008 - Hurrican IKE hits Texas coast, eye went across Pasadena. December 2" snow tied record for earliest snow. 2010 - Pasadena Pop. 149,043