We've set a date! The Echo Park Historical Society is about to produce its first-ever EPHS 2003 Historic
Home Tour, scheduled to take place one day only, on Sunday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Titled "Restored, Remodeled and Remade," the Historic Echo Park Home Tour
will feature homes in and around Echo Park in a variety of styles – transitional Victorian, Craftsman bungalow, 20s
Spanish, mid-century cottage - in settings that range from humble street corners to hillside vistas.
The EPHS developed the tour as a way to promote our neighborhood's efforts at preservation
and restoration, homes that have retained their original character or were changed in ways that are faithful to their past. One home on the tour will feature a rebuilt fireplace, while others have restored
windows, doors and built-ins. Hopefully, the tour will have something to inspire everyone and raise money for the EPHS at
the same time!
Because the homes are in Echo Park, none are grand mansions.
Instead, they will represent the more modest dwellings that dot our neighborhood's streets and avenues. The majority are no larger than two bedrooms in size, yet all possess interesting, original qualities.
To mount a successful tour, the EPHS will need
docents, ticket sellers, event organizers and other volunteers. Help make our home tour a hit!
The staging area will be Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way, where tour maps will be available
for participants. Tickets will be $12 in advance, or $15 on the day of the event.
See the handy insert in this edition of the EPHS
newsletter to purchase advance tickets. For more information, you may also call (213) 482-4458 or leave a message at (323)
860-8874. Look for additional
details and updates on this event on the new EPHS web site: www.HistoricEchoPark.net.