Entries by EPHS

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 […]

Sharing Echo Park memories and photos at the Lotus Festival

 Logan Elementary circa 1970. Photo courtesy Eddie Barajas EPHS volunteers have been busy at this weekend’s Lotus Festival, where our booth and its display of historic photographs and info have attracted a lot of attention. Many newcomers have come by to learn about Echo Park history while many long time and former residents have also […]

Become a member of the Echo Park Historical Society!

Over the past few weeks, the EPHS presented a few of its gift suggestions for the 2013 holiday season — books, music and videos to stir lovers of history and design. We showed you glimpses of early Hollywood, from the whimsical location choices of the Three Stooges to the tragic tale of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. […]