Silver Lake and Echo Park been key locations throughout the history of Los Angeles. For example, Echo Park was home to early oil wells that helped fuel the growth of Los Angeles into a major city. Silver Lake was an important location in the early days of the film industry and is now home to a lot of important modern residential architecture.
This list starts on an architectural note with Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House. Interior tours of the house are regularly scheduled; the surrounding Barnsdall Park
features great views and is home to a city run art gallery. Another Frank LLoyd house, the Ennis-Brown House, sits at number 4 (there is no access to the interior of this one).
A popular destination near here is the Las Feliz shopping district, located just north of Sunset on Vermont (near the Dresden Room
Griffith Park is a major Los Angeles destination, with something for everyone. Items number 2 and 3 are both Griffith Park listings and item number 8, the Fern Dell Trail, is a good place to start a 1 mile hike up to Griffith Observatory. (The neat cafe in Griffith Park called the Trails Cafe
is located at Fern Dell). Also check out this Griffith Park guide.
More great parks in the region include items number 5 and 6, Echo Park and Elysian Park. Echo Park is home to a lake, complete with bicycle boats for rent. Elysian Park is right next to number 7, Dodger Stadium.
Remaining items on the list include the historic church that was built by Aime Semple McPherson (it is now run in conjunction with the Dream Center) at number 9 and the well-known film school American Film Institute at number 10.
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Hollywood; entrances are along Los Feliz Blvd., at Riverside Dr., Vermont Ave., and Western Ave
2800 E. Observatory Rd
In Griffith Park, at the end of Vermont Ave
Panoramic Views & Planetarium Shows... read more
2607 Glendower Avenue
1632 Bellevue Avenue
South of Sunset Boulevard
835 Academy Road
1000 Elysian Park Ave
2150 Fern Dell Drive
(also known as Ferndell) Short shady walk along a stream featuring 50 types of ferns... read more
1100 Glendale Boulevard
2021 North Western Avenue