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Judson Studios

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The oldest family run fine art glass company in the world, Judson Studios was established in 1897 as a local stained glass shop by William Lees Judson, USC's first fine arts professor, and his three sons.

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A significant contributor to the Southern California Arts and Crafts Movement, Judson Studios produced numerous stained glass installations for commercial, residential, and religious institutions. Prominent examples of Judson's stained glass are featured in many buildings in the theater district of Downtown L.A. and also in the atrium of the Los Angeles Central Library. David Judson, the great great grandson of William Lees Judson, decided to return to the family business in 1996. Currently, he still runs the Studio.

Judson Studios provides gallery tours by appointment, and also offers workshops.

NOTE: For tour schedules, please call (800) 445-8376, Monday-Friday between 9am and 3pm.

DIRECTIONS TO START
BIKE: Ride north on Marmion Way and then take the first right onto Roble Ave. Judson Studios is located at the intersection of Roble Ave and Avenue 66.

TRANSIT: Take the Metro Gold Line to Mission Station. From the station, walk to Mission/Meridian and take the 176/287 Bus towards 287 Figueroa-York. Disembark at Figueroa-York, walk west to the York/Ave 66 intersection and make a right. Continue to 200 South Ave 66.

CAR: Take the 110 North, exit Marmion Way toward Ave 64, turn left at the fork onto Marmion Way, take the 1st right onto Roble Ave. Judson Studios is located at the intersection of Roble Ave and Ave 66. Parking is available in a small lot and on a restricted street.

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Los Angeles Police Society
This fascinating museum displays artifacts and information about the rich history of the Los Angeles Police Department from its 1869 inception to today.
6045 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 344-9445

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South Pasadena Nature Park This three acre park along the southern bank of the Arroyo Seco offers scenic views of Mount Washington, the historic York Boulevard Bridge, and the San Gabriel and Verdugo Mountain ranges. Education material is also available throughout the park.
York Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Hermon Park This small park in the Arroyo offers barbecue pits, children's play areas, picnic tables, and lighted tennis courts.
5566 Vía Marisol
Los Angeles, California 90042
(323) 255-0370

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Folliero Pizza & Italian Food
Folliero's, founded in 1968, serves New York-style pizzas, pastas, Italian sandwiches, and salads at great prices. A local favorite.
5566 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 254-0505"?

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