LA Conservancy Tour – Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: Tour starts promptly at 10:00 am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Tour length: 2 ½ hours
Lunch: Following tour at a local eatery
Event Host: Paul Ripley
Los Angeles is like no other city. The Conservancy's Walking Tour Program explores the history and heart of our amazing city through interpretation of L.A.'s unique architectural resources. The regularly scheduled walking tours, led by skilled volunteer docents, focus on the architecture of Los Angeles' historic downtown.
Covering a wide range of architectural styles, and including anecdotes about the people behind the buildings, this tour is a great way to become acquainted (or re-acquainted) with the unique character of downtown L.A. Historic Downtown, as the area around Pershing Square is known, is the heart of downtown.
Some of the most beloved Los Angeles landmarks are in this area, such as the Central Library, Angels Flight, and the Bradbury Building. The history of the area goes back to the founding of the city in 1781, and its architecture tells the story of the growth of the city from the 1890s to the present, including the current trend of conversions of vintage office buildings into loft-style apartments and condos.
Meeting location: Pershing Square, located at Olive Street and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles. Tour meets in the center of the park, near the mini-groves of orange trees.
Parking: $5 with validation in the underground Pershing Square Garage, located at Olive Street and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Metro: Red Line to Pershing Square Station. Follow the signs to Pershing Square exit, then cross the street to the park. For details, visit metro.net.
Cost: $10, $5 for Conservancy Members
RSVP with Paypal on Great Outdoors Meetup or book directly with the LA Conservancy is required. This will ensure that a docent will be available for our group. To book directly with the LA Conservancy - https://www.laconservancy.org/node/966. If you book directly with the Conservancy, please also RSVP on this site. Please RSVP by February 19, 2014 so that we can provide a count to the LA Conservancy.