Part of the collective mission of Los Angeles’ 90+ Neighborhood Councils is empowering stakeholders by providing information about our city and the issues it faces. One way that several of our local NCs have been doing this is sponsorship of walking tours in their various neighborhoods. The grass-roots tours provide intimate looks at the places we live and what makes them tick.
Earlier this year, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council sponsored two tours of the Sycamore Square neighborhood, which showed attendees where and how the neighborhood started, what it was like during the early days of explosive development, hidden treasures that remain today and how modern development is both changing and threatening the neighborhood.
Now there are two more neighborhood tours coming up.
First, this weekend, Jefferson Park United and the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council will sponsor a free walking tour of the Jefferson Park historic district (south of Adams Blvd. and west of Western Ave.) on Sunday, August 30, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to explore this unique neighborhood, learn about Craftsman architecture and socialize with neighbors in a casual setting. Everyone is welcome. The outdoor-only event will start at the driveway of a private home at 2166 W. 30th St., and proceed along an approximately one-mile route between 29th and 31st Streets. Attendees are advised to dress appropriately, and are welcome to bring food or drink (although light refreshments, water, and soft drinks will also be provided). For more information, contact Marius at email@example.com
The second tour will be held in September. This time, the GWNC will sponsor a tour of the Windsor Village neighborhood, bounded by Wilshire, Crenshaw, Olympic and Lucerne. The free tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m., and will start at the pergola area of Harold A. Henry Park, 890 S. Lucerne Blvd. (the corner of Lucerne Blvd. between Francis Ave. and 9th Street). The event will feature many of Windsor Village’s historic and architectural gems, Harold A. Henry Park, the exterior of the Wilshire United Methodist Church (with an exploration of Moorish influences on Spanish Colonial Revival architecture), and an exclusive look at the interior of the beautiful and historic Ebell of Los Angeles building. For more information, contact the GWNC’s Windsor Village representative, Julie Stromberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.