Entries by EPHS

Burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories on the Echo Park stairway tour

The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, November 26 at 9 a.m. includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill, the modernist Harwell Hamilton Harris house and the restored long lost Lautner house. This is a modestly strenuous tour that includes one long stairway and several steep hills. The tour is two hours long and […]

City Council candidates talk preservation and politics

The L.A. Conservancy is hosing  a virtual forum, Preservation Perspectives, with Council District 13 candidates Mitch O’Farrell and Hugo Soto-Martinez. The council district includes most of Echo Park. The forum will be held on Thursday Sept. 29th at noon. The event is an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to hear how both candidates view historic preservation, and what […]

The Lotus Festival is back — come by and visit our booth

After a two-year pandemic hiatus,  the Lotus Festival returns to Echo Park Lake this weekend,  Saturday, July 9 and 10, 2022 As in years past, we have a booth filled with historic photos and vintage postcards. The booth will be near Glendale Boulevard and Montrose Street.  Please stop by to visit. We can always use your […]

Just A Reminder: Don’t miss this Saturday’s Echo Park Stairway Tour!

The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, November 6 at 9 a.m. includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill, the modernist Harwell Hamilton Harris house and the restored long lost Lautner house. This is a modestly strenuous tour that includes one long stairway and […]

Step this way to the next Echo Park Stairway Walking tour

The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, November 6 at 9 a.m. includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill, the modernist Harwell Hamilton Harris house and the restored long lost Lautner house. This is a modestly strenuous tour that includes one long stairway and […]

Echo Park Stairway tour scheduled for June 26

The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, June 26 at 10 a.m. includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill, the modernist Harwell Hamilton Harris house and the restored long lost Lautner house. This is a modestly strenuous tour that includes one long stairway and […]

Atwater Bungalows declared an L.A. City historic landmark

We are happy to announce that the Los Angeles City Council has approved our application to declare the Atwater Bungalows  a historic cultural monument. The Atwater Bungalows in the 1400 block of W. Avon Park Terrace – right next to Elysian Park – share a large lot with about 10 residences, built variously between 1908 […]

It’s time to make Taix a historic landmark

You have probably heard the news that a developer that has purchased the Taix property wants to demolish the building to build an huge residential and commercial project.  Now, we have a chance to save this beloved neighborhood place that has been a gathering spot for generations of Angelenos. We would like you to join […]

Plans to redevelop Taix fail to respect the historic character and scale of Echo Park

The Echo Park Historical Society has serious concerns about the proposal to redevelop the Taix restaurant site, based on the most recent renderings and project description presented to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. The development proposal unveiled last week is substantially different from what was shared previously in briefings with members of our […]