Historical Sites

Pomona Fox Theatre

A National Register of Historic Places historic district designated in 1982 is located at 102-144 3rd St. in downtown Pomona at the corner of 3rd and Garey. The 1500 seat movie theater was built in 1931. After being closed for many years it reopened in April 2009.  The building has been fully restored to Secretary of the Interior Standards and is now a multi-use venue.

The Ebell Club of Pomona

Now the Ebell Museum of Pomona History, the 100 year old club house is home to the Historical Society of the Pomona Valley. The museum is open to the public.

Pomona City Stable

A National Register of Historic Places historic district designated in 2004 is also a local and state designated landmark. Located at 636 W. Monterey Ave. this was the site of the original 1909 city stables.

Ygnacio Palomares Adobe

Location : 491 E Arrow Hwy, Pomona. Completed about 1854 and restored in 1939, this was the family home of Don Ygnacio Palomares. Governor Juan B. Alvarado granted Rancho San Jose to Don Ygnacio and Don Ricardo Vejar in 1837.

La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose

The first home of Ygnacio Palomares, before moving to the Palomares Adobe, this site is operated for the city of Pomona by the Historical Society. The site is open to the public on Sundays.

La Casa Alvarado

Pomona’s second Adobe, built for Ygnacio Palomares son, this site is privately owned and is not open to the public.

Temporary Detention Camps for Japanese Americans-Pomona Assembly Center

(Fairplex)-State Historic Landmark #934. The temporary detention camps (also known as ‘assembly centers’) represent the first phase of the mass incarceration of 97,785 Californians of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, thirteen makeshift detention facilities were constructed at various California racetracks, fairgrounds, and labor camps. These facilities were intended to confine Japanese Americans until more permanent concentration camps, such as those at Manzanar and Tule Lake in California, could be built in isolated areas of the country. Beginning on March 30, 1942, all native-born Americans and long-time legal residents of Japanese ancestry living in California were ordered to surrender themselves for detention.

Pomona 2nd Street Pedestrian Mall

Designed by renowned Pomona artist Millard Sheets, as one of the first downtown pedestrian malls in the country. It features river rock planters and a series of four fountains by noted artists.