KTown Walking Tour: Bustling Modern Wilshire Blvd and its History

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85C Bakery Cafe - Koreatown

3377 Wilshire Blvd #101 · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Josie and Elad will be sitting inside 85°C Bakery Café around 9:45 am. (213) 536-9270-text. Street parking should be fairly easy on a Sunday. Park around this area since we will be looping back.

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Details

Let's explore a very vibrant, diverse, historic and modern part of Korea town. - COST: $15 per person :-) for the tour(food not included).
We will explore the history of Wilshire Blvd. (both interesting and tragic), as well as experience and taste the diverse foods and places in and around the area which is full of international foods and shopping!

Let's learn of the glamorous and heady early years of Wilshire Blvd where Stars and Celebrities lived and shopped and partied in beautiful Art Deco buildings. The Ambassador Hotel hosted several Oscars and celebrities partied at the iconic Coconut Grove, the Brown Derby and many more.

There's the beautiful example of churrigueresque style architecture and history of Chapman Plaza; the marbled and Art Deco Bullock's Building; the Korean consulate; the historical Immanual Church with its gorgeous revival gothic architecture; and the famous Talmadge Apartments.

We will meet at the 85°C Bakery Café (Asian Bakery) at 10 am, have some coffee or tea and/or Asian pastries, do an intro and start the tour.
We will end at a delicious restaurant.

To Register & RSVP:

Go to: https://www.1hupe.org/donate

After $15 donation. RSVP on the meetup page. **Send us a message saying which tour/date you are signing up for because sometimes the notifications don't come through.

If you can, bring cash so it'll be easier to do the bill for lunch. We usually eat lunch around 12:15 pm. We generally eat family style and try to keep the bill to around $15/under $20 per person. You don't have to stay for lunch if you need to leave early.

Remember to wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and sun protection! See you soon ;-)

PARKING: Sunday free street parking. Park anywhere around Alexandria and 6th street since we will end up in that area. You might have to park a little further away If no street parking in the area. You can also check with attendant at Brown Derby Plaza (85 Degree Bakery) to see if you can park there for a few hours and the prices.

We appreciate any and all donations so we can continue to offer more diverse tours and events. If you would like to donate, you can donate directly to the host at the events or go to our Donate web page.