Arcadia CA was developed by Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin on land that had previously belonged to the Rancho Santa Anita. This name is remembered in Arcadia CA today because it graces the Santa Anita Park Racetrack. By the early 1900s, Arcadia was becoming known for its races and an economy based on entertainment, hospitality, and gambling began to develop. During WWI, Arcadia was home to an Army facility where soldiers trained to observe the enemy from hot air balloons. During WII, Santa Anita Park was used as an internment camp for Japanese Americans. While there is much to be proud of in Arcadia CA’s history, there are some things that should be forgotten except as cautionary tales. The same can be said of historic buildings—some deserve to be preserved and others feature hazards that need to be eliminated. AQHI Inc. can help with remediation services to eliminate asbestos, lead, mold, and PCB contamination from old and new properties.