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  • Branch and Neighborhood History

    The Allendale branch building, created as an isolation hospital, was totally remodeled and opened for library business in 1951. The adobe ranch-style building features a fireplace, wide windows with one door opening onto a fenced patio and the other to a picnic park area with playground. The small branch lacks a separate meeting room. By contract, Allendale serves as the school library for Allendale Elementary School next door, and serves both students and teachers at the adjacent Blair High School.

    The Pasadena Freeway feeds directly into the Allendale neighborhood. The community can be characterized as "economically stable" with mostly upper middle class households. The branch neighborhood looks like this: to the east, large estates and winding roads; to the west, industrial areas with commercial properties extending to Fair Oaks; to the immediate south, increasingly spacious homes, San Marino; to the north, apartments, condominiums, the Huntington Memorial Hospital, doctors suites, and medical office buildings.

    Population

    Source: 2000 Census. Allendale's service area is represented by tracts 4639,4640. The population of these two census tracts includes 8,760 people, of whom 16% are age 17 and under.

    Political Districts

    City Council  7th District
    Terry Tornek 
    County District  5th District
    Michael Antonovich 
    State Assembly  44th District
    Anthony Portantino 
    State Senate  District 21
    Carol Liu 
    U.S Congress  Congressional District 29
    Adam Schiff

    U.S. Senate
    Barbara Boxer
    Dianne Feinstein 

    Local Schools

    Public Schools
    Allendale Elementary
    Blair High School

    Private Schools
    Cottage Co-Op
    Westridge School

    Preschools
    Aria Montessori
    Kids Klub

    Neighborhood Associations

    Madison Heights Neighborhood Associations
    Mentor Action Committee
    Oak Knoll Improvement Association
    Oakdale/Rose Villa/Sierra Bonita Association