Reserve a spot now on the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour [updated]

Echo Park Lake

The Echo Park Lake Walking Tour includes the origins of the Echo Park Lake, the edge of Angelino Heights, site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple.  We will talk about the recent renovations of Echo Park Lake.  This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.

Free for members, $5.00 for non-members. To find out where to start the tour, please RSVP to ephs@historicechopark.org.  Please include the date and time of the tour (schedule below) you would like to join as well as the number of people in your group.


Tour Schedule

  • Saturday, July 15 at 1 pm

  • Sunday, July 16 at 10 am (NEW)

  • Sunday, July 16 at 1 pm

 


This tour will coincide with the  37th Annual Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake. Make sure to stop by the historical society booth near the lotus bed to view our display of historic photos and meet fellow members. (If you would like volunteer at the booth, please contact us)

Take a step up on the Echo Park Stairway Tour — CANCELLED!

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The Echo Park Historical Society’s Stairway Walking Tour that had been scheduled for Saturday, July 15 and Sunday  July 16 has been CANCELLED! However, the historical society will be hosting walking tours of the Echo Park Lake area on the same days. Please click here for details

The tours will coincide with the  37th Annual Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake. Make sure to stop by the historical society booth near the lotus bed to view our display of historic photos and meet fellow members. (If you would like volunteer at the booth, please contact us)

Sister Aimee Slept Here: A Guided Tour of The Parsonage of Aimee Semple McPherson

Join us on Monday, May 15 at  7 pm  for our quarterly meeting and a guided tour of The Parsonage of Aimee Semple McPherson at 1801 Park Avenue.

Located next to Angelus Temple and across from Echo Park Lake, the home is restored with original furniture, photographs, props, personal artifacts and displays. The wonders of modern media tools have transformed memories and memorabilia into a trip back in time, with each room unveiling a portion of the life of Sister McPherson. The parsonage recaptures an extraordinary period of American history and culture—and it reminds us of our Foursquare heritage and call that still continues today.

Learn about the remarkable life and ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson, the world-famous evangelist and founder of The Foursquare Church.

Members RSVP via email ephs@historicechopark.org by Friday, May 12.

Explore the Washington Heights section of Echo Park this weekend

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Join us for the Echo Park Historical Society’s Washington Heights Walking Tour at 11 am on Saturday, April 29. Learn about the history of the Washington Heights Tract in Echo Park, one of the oldest commercial districts along Sunset  Boulevard.  See architectural traces of Echo Park as the Wild West while you hear tales of corrupt LAPD detectives chasing Mexican anarchists. Discover early Los Angeles boosterism and the silent film era in Edendale. 

Meet at the corner of Reservoir and Alvarado next to the Church. Free for members, $5 for non-members. For more information email ephs@historicechopark.org.

What can you do preserve Los Angeles and Echo Park? Find out this week

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In conjunction with the Echo Park Improvement Association,  The Echo Park Historical Society has invited special guest Ken Bernstein of the City of Los Angeles Department of Historic Resources to discuss preservation efforts during a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 pm at Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way.

 Mr. Bernstein will discuss the work that the department does and how community members can participate in preserving historic sites and landmarks.  The presentation will be followed by a moderated Questions & Answers session.

What Can You Do To Preserve Los Angeles?

Thursday, January 5, 2016 @ 7pm
Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital
2000 Stadium Way

Donate now or purchase a membership to support Echo Park history!

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Get a tax deduction by making a year-end donation to the Echo Park Historical Society. Your donation will help us promote awareness of neighborhood history and support historic preservation efforts.

You can also support our efforts by becoming a member (or renewing your membership) for as little $15 a year. Click or tap here to join or renew. Membership benefits include free or reduced admission to our tours, workshops and events.

Are you free Saturday morning? Then take the Historic Echo Park Lake Walking Tour!

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Join us for the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour at 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 22. 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 Echo Park Lake. This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.    The tour is free to EPHS members and $5 for non-members.

For the starting location, please RSVP via email to  ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation. Thanks!

Walking Tours & Historic Photos: Join us this weekend at the Echo Park Lotus Festival

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The Echo Park Historical Society will be at Echo Park Lake this Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & July 10, for the 36th Annual Lotus Festival.

Make sure to stop by our booth near the lotus bed to view our display of historic photos and meet fellow members.

Also, please join us for Echo Park Lake Walking Tours during the festival. 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 Echo Park Lake. Here’s the tour schedule:

  • Saturday, July 9: 10 am & 1 pm
  • Sunday, July 10:  12 pm &  2 pm  

The tours are free for EPHS members and $5.00 for non-members. The walking tours begin at the Echo Park Historical Society booth located inside the Lotus Festival. To RSVP email ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation.

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Lady of the Lake

Walk This Way: Reserve space on our Echo Park Lake walking tour during the Lotus Festival

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Join us for Echo Park Lake Walking Tours during the Lotus Festival, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Walking tours are scheduled for 10 am and 1 pm on Saturday, July 9 and 12 noon and 2 pm on Sunday, July 10. 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 Echo Park Lake.

This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.

Free for EPHS members and $5.00 for non-members, the walking tours begin at the Echo Park Historical Society booth located inside the Lotus Festival. To RSVP email ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation.

Join us this for Saturday’s Echo Park Lake Walking Tour

Lady of the Lake

Lady of the Lake

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 Echo Park Lake. This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.    The tour is free to EPHS members and $

For the starting location, please RSVP via email to  ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation. Thanks!