Monday, March 23, 2009

Celebrating Los Angeles' Heritage



You've seen it while speeding down the 110: Heritage Square, that collection of old homes and buildings located in Lincoln Heights and near both the Southwest Museum and the Lummis House.

As I wrote last week, the museum was the site on Sunday for the Second Annual Los Angeles Heritage Day.

The event brought together several of L.A.'s various history- and preservation-minded groups, including the Los Angeles Conservancy, Hollywood Heritage, Highland Park Heritage Trust, Los Angeles City Historical Society, Culinary Historians of Southern California, Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, and more.

A few highlights:


Perry House (Mount Pleasant) -- built in 1876; originally located on Pleasant Ave. in Boyle Heights. Moved in 1975.


Inside the Perry House.


Various historical and heritage societies set up their tables at Heritage Square.


1918 Model T truck, parked in front of Valley Knudsen Garden Residence -- built in 1883-1884; originally located on Mozart St. in Lincoln Heights.


Palms Depot -- built around 1887, standing along a Southern Pacific Railroad line in the then-city of Palms. Became a part of the Pacific Electric railway in 1911, and provided service until 1953. Moved to Heritage Square in 1975.


Hale House -- built between 1887 and 1888; originally located at 4501 N. Pasadena Ave. (now Figueroa). Moved to Heritage Square in 1970.


Volunteer dressed as a Point Fermin Lighthouse operator.

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