Entries by EPHS

Artisan & Architect

Historian Charles J. Fisher will discuss the architectural and cultural contributions of Arthur Benton, who helped restore California's missions and designed some of the grandest mansions of Angelino Heights, on Thursday, Feb 15. at 7 pm. This presentation is part of EPHS's quarterly meeting, which is free and open to the public. The meeting will also include […]

Aimee Semple’s Daughter Dies

    Roberta Semple Salter, the daughter of Echo Park's legendary evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, died of natural causes Jan. 25, the Los Angeles Times reports. Roberta was at one point destined to replace her mother as head of the church but lost out in a power struggle. Click here for her obituary.

Landmark This!

Tired of watching historic sites crushed by the bulldozer’s iron jaw? Do you know about places that are important to the history of your community but the powers-that-be don’t even know exist? On Saturday, February 10, the Los Angeles Conservancy will team up with the California African-American Museum  to present the Landmark THIS! workshop. The workshop […]

We are Watching!

The illegal demoltion of this 1920s bungalow at 1600 Lucretia Ave. was caught today by one of our EPHS board members while it was underway. He immediately took a photo, checked online to see if a demolition permit had been filed (it had not) and reported it to the building & safety department and police. […]

“Bohemian Los Angeles” Presentation

Author Daniel Hurewitz will discuss his new book, "Bohemian Los Angeles ," on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. as part of an EPHS special event. Please RSVP to ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org and we will reply with location information.   Hurewitz will also make a presentation on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at Skylight Books in Los Feliz.

Judge Supports EPHS in Lawsuit Against School District

The Los Angeles school district must conduct a full environmental review before it demolishes about two blocks of homes and businesses southeast of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street. The EPHS and other members of the Right Site Coalition had opposed the school district plans for Site 9A because of the damage to historic resources, a […]

Echo Park Pottery Sale & Animal Rescue Fundraiser

EPHS supporters are invited to attend the annual Echo Park Pottery Sale at Peter Shire Studio, 1850 Echo Park Avenue, on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 12 pm to 5 pm. While you are there, get a holiday picture of your pooch with St. Nick courtesy of the Echo Park Animal Alliance.

Echo Park Lake Walking Tour: Sat. Dec. 9 @ 10 AM

The Echo Park Lake tour will include some of the neighborhood’s most prominent landmarks, such as Jensen’s Recreation Center, Angelus Temple and, of course, the lake. The tour takes about two hours to complete and includes several stairways. Building interiors are not included. Reservations required. The tours are free for EPHS members; we ask a […]

Aimee Semple’s Parsonage holds Open House on Dec. 15

The Parsonage, the home and office of legendary evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, will hold a community open house on Friday, Dec. 15th from 10 am to 2 pm. The two-story home, located next to Angelus Temple and across the street from the Echo Park Lake Lotus Bed, was recently restored and transformed into a museum […]