Entries by EPHS

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 […]

Join us for this Saturday’s Echo Park Stairway Tour

The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour on Saturday, October 12 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 […]

Meeting Reminder: Find out how the Mills Act may save you money on your historic property

The Echo Park Historical Society will present a brief introduction to the Mills Act program for owners of historically significant properties during our quarterly meeting on April 24. A representative from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office will provide an overview on how the program works. The Mills Act is the single most important economic […]