History

Who says Los Angeles doesn't have any history? From its indigenous population, through the Rancho era, to the 19th century development of the modern metropolis, the city offers a fascinating history lesson that digs deep beneath the surface of its oft-misunderstood public face.


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Windward Avenue

Windward Avenue

What was once the traffic hub of Abbot Kinney's canal system, is now the central entrance to Venice beach with food, shopping and recreation nearby.
Gregory Ain Mar Vista Tract

Gregory Ain Mar Vista Tract

Modernist designer, Gregory Ain, created stylish, mid-century homes that were also cost-efficient in 1947. Now designated as a Historic Overlay Zone, ...
Ocean Front Walk

Ocean Front Walk

Working around development and design restraints to maintain the bohemian atmosphere of Venice, architects like Frank Gehry's famous "Norton House," f ...
History and Architecture of El Pueblo

History and Architecture of El Pueblo

The city of Los Angeles is ladened with history and nowhere is this more evident than in El Pueblo.
Rancho Camulos

Rancho Camulos

Widely believed to be the setting of the popular 1884 novel Romona by Helen Hunt Jackson, Rancho Camulos will forever be associated with the Californi ...
Mission San Fernando

Mission San Fernando

The Mission's location in the San Fernando Valley relieved the long passage on the El Camino Real between San Gabriel and San Buenaventura.
Mission San Gabriel

Mission San Gabriel

Designated as the "Pride of the Missions", the San Gabriel Arcángel Mission is the oldest building in Los Angeles County.
Casa Adobe de San Rafael and Park

Casa Adobe de San Rafael and Park

Originally bordered by the Arroyo Seco and inhabited by the Hahamongna that once thrived in Highland Park, Rancho San Rafael was a massive 36,000 acre ...
Lummis Home

Lummis Home

No visit to Highland Park is complete without a trip to El Alisal - "Place of the Sycamore Trees"- home to famed author and conservationist, Charles L ...
Sycamore Terrace Tour

Sycamore Terrace Tour

This area was formerly known as "Professor's Row" for the faculty from Occidental College that once resided here in the early 1900s.
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