Maps

Jo Mora's Incredibly Detailed L.A. History Map from 1942

Jo Mora's works about Los Angeles - illustrations, maps, sculptures - place the city within the legacy of the magnificent West.

About the Author

Yosuke Kitazawa is the Site Editor of KCET Departures.

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Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today in History: How the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Defined our Neighborhood Boundaries

Today marks the end of the Mexican-American War which not only secured the Southwest region for the U.S., but created a foundation of neighborhoods in L.A. still visible today.
What Makes a L.A. Neighborhood?

What Makes a L.A. Neighborhood?

Eric Brightwell, cartographer for Pendersleigh & Sons and proprietor of men's boutique Brightwell, shares his thoughts on neighborhoods of L.A.
The Los Angeles River: A Recent View of the Past, Present and Future

The Los Angeles River: A Recent View of the Past, Present and Future

A hand drawn map from 1897 tells the story of the LA River's past and possible future.
New Map Of Los Angeles Uses Words As Cultural Way Finders

New Map Of Los Angeles Uses Words As Cultural Way Finders

This past weekend UCLA's Hammer Museum debuted "City in Mind: A Lyrical Map of the Concept of Los Angeles," a literal way finder made of color pencil and acrylic.
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