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Victorian Los Angeles by the Arroyo Seco

Victorian Los Angeles by the Arroyo Seco

Glimpses of the city's past can be found along the Arroyo Seco just before it merges with the Los Angeles River.
This Year in L.A. Letters: Part 1

This Year in L.A. Letters: Part 1

Books and love for Los Angeles form the backbone of this column, along with California history, urban studies, architecture, and poetry with some selected fiction. This week L.A. L ...
Home on the California Range: Ranch Housing in Postwar America

Home on the California Range: Ranch Housing in Postwar America

The bohemian aesthetic of the "bungalow boom" gave way to the ranch house, as popularized by architect Cliff May, the "Father of American Ranch Houses."
Bungling Across America: The Bungalow in Southern California and Beyond

Bungling Across America: The Bungalow in Southern California and Beyond

In the early twentieth century, the bungalow dominated bourgeoisie and working class visions of the American dream, and Southern California's climate and landscape provided the per ...
Leimert Theater: Envisioning a Neighborhood Landmark

Leimert Theater: Envisioning a Neighborhood Landmark

The Vision Theater, located in Leimert Park, is one of the most overlooked of Los Angeles' classic theaters.
A Los Angeles Primer: Fourth Street

A Los Angeles Primer: Fourth Street

The daily cyclist in this supposedly "bike-unfriendly" city gains a command of quiet back streets like 4th, the backbone of so many of my own trips. The pace, rhythm, and perspecti ...
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