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“Echo Park in the 19th Century and our Continuing Legacy of Activism

Writer and historical consultant Rory Mitchell will discuss his research into the early built environment in Echo Park, its transformation from rural gardens to urban oasis and some of the first bohemian intellectuals in the neighborhood during the Echo Park Historical Society’s Quarterly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m

He will also discuss current efforts regards historic activism, including the SurveyLA program and opportunities for the membership to get involved.
The meeting is open to the public and will include an update on historical society activities.
Quarterly Meeting:


Date & Time: Sat. August 13 @ 1 p.m.

Location: Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way.

“Secret Stairs” author to speak at EPHS quarterly meeting

Author Charles Fleming as he discusses and signs Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles at the Echo Park Historical Society Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at Rec Center Studio in the historic Jensen Recreation Center. The entrance is located at 1161 Logan, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

EPHS will also hold its annual Board of Directors election. Members in good standing (paid memberships) will cast ballots during the quarterly meeting. Candidates will have an opportunity to make a brief presentation before ballots are cast.

There will also be a short tour of the remnants of the Egyptian themed mural in what once was the bowling alley. For more information visit