Entries by EPHS

Take the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour on April 23

Join us for the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour at 10 am on Saturday, April 23. Sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society, the tour includes a discussion of the origins of Echo Park Lake, a tour of the edge of Angeleno Heights, the site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple. We also talk about the recent renovations of […]

Join us for an Echo Park stairways walking tour this Saturday

The Echo Park Stairways tour on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill and the modernist Harwell Harris house. This is a modestly strenuous tour that includes one long stairway and several steep hills. Building interiors are not included. For location […]

See you at the lake on Saturday night for “Double Indemnity”

The Echo Park Historical Society is one of the sponsors of this year’s Echo Park Film Series, which will screen  movies outdoors at Echo Park Lake.  The film classic “Double Indemnity,” which features some vintage L.A. scenery, will screen this Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 pm. The movie, which is free,  will be screened in the […]

See you at the lake Saturday night for the Echo Park Film Series

The Echo Park Historical Society is one of the sponsors of this summer’s Echo Park Film Series, which will screen neighborhood-related movies outdoors at Echo Park Lake. The first of four movies will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 pm with the screening of Quinceañera, the 2006 indie movie about growing up and gentrification […]

See you at the Echo Park Lotus Festival

The 35th Annual Echo Park Lotus Festival will be held this weekend, July 11 & 12, and the Echo Park Historical Society will be part of the fun. The celebration of Asian culture will bring live music and dance performances as well as food vendors and dragon boat races to Echo Park Lake. Please stop […]

We love bungalows

What do we love about Echo Park? Here’s an easy one: bungalows! Whatever the style — Arts and Crafts, Spanish Colonial, Tudor, Colonial Revival — bungalows can be found up and down Echo Park’s hills and canyons. The modest and dignified bungalow reminds us of our neighborhood’s past. Over the past two decades, the EPHS […]

Lady of the Lake: Echo Park’s beloved statue

With the EPHS marking its 20th anniversary this year, we’re using our blog to celebrate some of our neighborhood’s finest landmarks. One of the most beloved is the Lady of the Lake, the statue produced in the depths of the Great Depression by Los Angeles sculptor Ada May Sharpless. The Art Deco statue, with its […]

A new year for looking forward — and back

Welcome to 2015! This mostly new year has special meaning for the Echo Park Historical Society. That’s because the EPHS has reached its 20th year as a community organization. I have to say, where did the time go? For those of you who are new to these parts, the EPHS was formed in 1995 by […]