Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Explore Downtown's 7th Street With the L.A. Conservancy


For its next special walking tour, the L.A. Conservancy is hitting downtown's 7th Street this Sunday.

"Strolling on 7th Street: Downtown's Historic Thoroughfare" will explore some of the architectural gems found on the street, once a key shopping destination for Angelenos.

The walking tour will be conducted at your own leisure, as you stop at eight sites for guided tours. Among the attractions on 7th:

Fine Arts Building (Walker & Eisen, 1926)
Roosevelt Building (The Roosevelt) (Curlett and Beelman, 1927)
Brock & Co. (Seven Grand) (Dodd and Richards, 1922)
St. Vincent’s Court
Hellman Commercial Trust & Savings Bank (SB Spring) (Schultze and Weaver, 1925)
Heywood Bros. & Wakefield Company (Dearden’s Home Furnishings) (Architect unknown, ca. 1899; John Parkinson remodel, ca. 1902)
Santee Court (Arthur W. Angel, 1911)
Broadway Plaza (Macy’s Plaza) (Charles Luckman Associates, 1973)

"Strolling on 7th Street" takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 7, on 7th St. in Downtown Los Angeles. $30 adults, $25 L.A. Conservancy members, $10 children 12 and younger. Call (213) 623-2489 for more info.

(Postcard of Seventh Street circa 1950s. Courtesy collection of Marlene Laskey, via L.A. Conservancy website.)

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