Entries by EPHS

Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, October 20

The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, October 20 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 several steep hills. The […]

Come watch “Wonder Woman” with us at Echo Park Lake

ECHO PARK – Free movies at the Lake continue as we gear up for the next screening on Saturday, August 11: Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. The movie begins at 8 pm near the northwest corner of the lake by Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue. This theme of this year’s Echo Park […]

Step This Way: Take the Echo Park Stairway Tour on April 21

The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, April 21 at 10 am includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill and the modernist Harwell Hamilton Harris house. This is a modestly strenuous tour that includes one long stairway and several steep hills. The tour is […]

Join us for a History Happy Hour and Home Tour Discovery Meeting

Remember how fun it was going to an Echo Park Home Tour?  Neighbors opened up their Craftsman bungalows, Spanish-Colonial homes and Mid Century residences to visitors as part of our effort to promote neighborhood history and historic preservation.  Even Huell Howser should up for one! After  putting the home tour on hiatus for several years, […]

Join us on Friday for the Jensen’s sign relighting!

Please join us on Friday, October 27  to watch and celebrate the relighting of the historic sign at the top of the landmark Jensen’s Recreation Center.  (Please see the updated ceremony schedule at the bottom of this post) The 28-foot-high animated rooftop sign made up of 1,300 red, green and white light bulbs depicts a bowler […]

Jensen’s Recreation Center sign to shine once again!

Please join us on Friday, October 27  to watch and celebrate the relighting of the historic sign at the top of the landmark Jensen’s Recreation Center. The 28-foot-high animated rooftop sign made up of 1,300 red, green and white light bulbs depicts a bowler throwing a strike. It is believed to be the only sign of […]