Articles Tagged ‘Los Angeles History’

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles part II

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles part II May 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Here is another collection of photos of the Los Angeles of yester-year, pulled from this Vintage (Historic) Photos flickr page. The shots below are from the years 1920-1971 and include some good urban vistas, as well as a lot of pictures featuring department stores and department store shoppers.  This...

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green April 5, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Village Green, located on Rodeo Road just west of La Brea Avenue and previously called the Baldwin Hills Village, has somehow been protected from the rampant real estate development of the last 50 years. This large development was built between 1935 and 1942 and designed by the architect Reginald...

The Sunken City — Point Fermin

The Sunken City — Point Fermin February 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Just to the east of Point Fermin in San Pedro, California, are the remains of a neighborhood that has been sliding into the sea since 1929. This “slump” is attributed to wave action and the presence of bentonite clay here, a material which has a propensity to become very slippery. A broken...

Citadel Outlet Shops

Citadel Outlet Shops January 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Citadel Outlets retail complex, complete with prominent winged genii statues, is a prominent landmark beside the I-5 just south of downtown Los Angeles. The story of this Assyrian-styled landmark dates back to 1929, when the main building and the decorated exterior walls were built to house Samson’s...

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries January 10, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For a century now, Los Angeles has been well-known for its celebrity residents. In the natural course of things, this has meant a substantial number of famous corpses. Below is a listing of the illustrious cemeteries where these famous bodies have found their final resting place: Pierce Brothers Westwood...

Geography of ’80s Punk Rock L.A.

Geography of ’80s Punk Rock L.A. December 22, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Turn the clock back to the late ’70s and early ’80s and you will find a different Los Angeles. The city was a more hostile environment back then. The optimism of the ’50s and ’60s had faded away. The ’70s was a time of oil shortages and slow economic growth, then in the...

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles June 26, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The history of Los Angeles is intertwined with the use and production of gasoline and oil. Everyone thinks of Los Angeles as the ultimate car city, but the city’s relationship with petroleum products is far more significant than just consumption. Los Angeles is located directly above huge oil reserves...