Entries by EPHS

Church Moves Ahead With Demo Plans

Church Demo Plans Move Ahead Originally uploaded by ephs. Angelus Temple has filed for permits to demolish three apartment buildings near Echo Park Lake as part of a plan to build a giant parking garage in the center of the neighborhood. The buildings, which have been emptied of residents, are located on Lemoyne (pictured) and […]

Here Today, Gone Today!

An apartment building across from Echo Park Lake was demolished this week just as the city approved a temporary ban on demolitions and new construction in the immediate area. It’s not clear whether the building at 940 Echo Park Avenue next to the Episcopalian cathedral was in the no-demolition zone and what will replace it. […]

School District Fails to Learn:

The Los Angeles school district reported a sharp drop in Echo Park student enrollment but still wants to demolish more than two blocks of homes to build a new campus on the 9A site southwest of Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard. The most recent enrollment figures came out as the district held the first meeting […]

Development Freeze

The Los Angeles City Council late last week adopted an 18-month prohibition on demolitions and new construction in the area surrounding Echo Park Lake. The restrictions will be in place while the city surveys and researches all properties and buildings in the area for the possible creation of a historic preservation district. The area covered […]

Development Freeze

The Los Angeles City Council late last week adopted an 18-monthprohibition on demolitions and new construction in the areasurrounding Echo Park Lake. The restrictions will be in place whilethe city surveys and researches all properties and buildings in thearea for the possible creation of a historic preservation district.The area covered by the moratorium includes Sunset […]

Development Freeze

The Los Angeles City Council late last week adopted an 18-month prohibition on demolitions and new construction in the  area surrounding Echo Park Lake.  The restrictions will be in place while the city surveys and researches  all properties and buildings in the area for the possible creation of a historic preservation district. The area covered by […]

Share Your Room 8 Memories

The EPHS has set up a new memory book dedicated to Room 8 Cat, the legendary feline that served as the mascot of Elysian Heights Elementary School during the 1950s and early 1960s. Room 8 was the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles over the year as well as a children's book. Tributes to Room 8 Cat […]

A Feline Legend

Hello everyone. This is a great idea. Seems the legend of Room 8 still runs rampant. In 1961 we moved into a home located on Ewing Street. The backyard butted up against the schoolyard fence. It’s no wonder Room 8 would eventually find his way to our backyard door looking for a freebie. I still […]

The Pioneer Spirit

I remember I used to live in the apartments located in the Jensen building, my mother would take me shopping to Pioneer market. We would walk the aisles up and down looking for whatever we needed. I would love riding the quarter machines outside.   I also remember those brown paper bags I would cover […]

Pre-Pioneer

Although I don't have a lot of historical data, my grandfather, Issadore Liebow, started the market in the 40's, from what I recollect. When he passed away suddenly at an early age (in approx. 1955), my grandmother, Eva, was forced to sell to the investors, again from fuzzy recollections. However, we always had fond memories […]