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1000 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA (South Pasadena, California)
 
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The Century House
This house in South Pasadena, California may be an historical landmark and one of the oldest buildings in the city, but today is better known as the fictional home of the slasher movie icon - Michael Myers. The home is known as the Century House and dates back to 1888, which led to the honor of being one of over 40 properties and sites that have been designated as a local City landmark by South Pasadena.

It originally was set nearby at 709 Meridian Avenue (some list the address as 707 Meridian, but 709 is the correct address according to the city), but was relocated in recent years to the new location. During its transportation, around ten feet from the back of the house (that had been added in the production of the film) had to be removed to rest in its new location. It had still been in place in April 1978 when a film crew led by director John Carpenter used the house as a critical setting in their low-budget horror film, which would forever make the house a true horror icon.

Halloween (1978)
In the 1978 horror film, Halloween, this historical structure is located at 45 Lampkin Lane and is the home to the classic horror villain Michael Myers. During the opening scene of Halloween night in 1963, a very young Myers brutally murders his older sister with a knife in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. The film jumps 15 years into the future when Myers has escaped from a mental asylum and returns to his old home and picks up where he left off.

The house is seen throughout the film and even makes an appearance in the 1981 sequel, Halloween II, where a local mob has assembled after word of the murders depicted in the first film were reported by the local media. When it came time for director Rob Zombie to direct the 2007 remake of Halloween, the house was unavailable for use. Interestingly, the new "Myers House" seen in the remake is only a few blocks away and is located at 1110 Glendon Way (see Halloween (2007): The Myers House).

Halloween Tourism
Unlike some of the other Halloween locations, the Century House is not a private residence. After the house was moved, it underwent a series of renovations that converted it to serve various local businesses, including a chiropractic clinic over the years. Today, it is home to four businesses including a graphic design company and financial services firms. Carol Zorn of Zorn Design recently told a reporter that it was not unusual for fans of the Halloween series to show up on the doorstep, including even one fan that came dressed as Michael Myers. Zorn told the Pasadena Star-News, "All sorts of people will come with cameras and ask if they can come inside. They're very nice. Everyone who's come here is very nice."

The Myers House - North Carolina
One fan has taken his love for the Myers House to a whole new level. Halloween fan Kenny Caperton is currently at work in building a replica-Myers House in Hillsborough, North Carolina (see The Myers House, North Carolina). "I wasn't going to build a house that I didn't like," Caperton told the Pasadena Star-News. "Me and my girlfriend love the look of the house - we love a simple, old Victorian home." The idea to build an exact-replica of the Century House hit Caperton around 2007 and is currently at work on the project, which is still months away from completion. Caperton has gone so far to get every detail right that he contacted Carol Zorn who has been assisting in his efforts by supplying photographs and measurements of the property. Track his progress at the site below.

30 Years of Terror
On the dates October 31 through November 2, 2008, the city of Pasadena played host to the 30 Years of Terror convention that honored the thirty-year anniversary of the release of Halloween. During the convention, guests were treated to bus tours of the various locations used in the Halloween franchise with a marquee stop at the Century House. News reports that week set the scene of five buses lining a nearby street and the throes of fans from around the world all walking slowly by and admiring the iconic house from the film.

The House Today
The Century House still is the headquarters for a spattering of local businesses and is directly across from the building that appeared in the film as Nichol's Hardware store (see Halloween (1978): Nichol's Hardware Store). Despite the fact that it is not a private residence, these businesses do have real work to do and real customers to serve. It is highly recommended that Halloween tourists wanting to see the property limit their visits to outside and refrain from loitering. As always, please be respectful of the businesses and their customers.
 
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Related Sites
HalloweenMovies.com
The official Web site of the popular Halloween series, including information on all of the sequels, as well as the recent Rob Zombie remake.
Seeing Stars: Halloween Filming Locations
Seeing Stars's page dedicated to locations used in the making of the 1978 horror classic, Halloween.
Horror's Hallowed Grounds
Official Web site for Sean Clark's "Horror's Hallowed Grounds" - A comprehensive collection of actual locations that appeared in various notable horror films.
The Myers House - North Carolina
A Web site dedicated to the construction of an exact-replica of the infamous Myers House from the original Halloween in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
 
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The Infamous Myers House in South Pasadena
Photo of the infamous Myers House from the horror classic Halloween in January 2009.
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The Century House - Home of Michael Myers
Photo of the Century House in South Pasadena, California used in Halloween - January 2009.
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Nichol's Hardware Store and The Myers House
Photo of the "Nichol's Hardware Store" and "The Myers House" seen in Halloween - January 2009.
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The Side of Halloween's Myers House
Photo of the side of the "Myers House" seen in the 1978 horror classic Halloween - January 2009.
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