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This tour explores the rich and varied architectural and social history of the Sycamore Grove area of Highland Park, one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods.
Located along the Arroyo Seco, Highland Park was created in 1870 by developers who purchased the territory from Spanish and Mexican landowners. Incorporated into Los Angeles in 1895, it quickly became a thriving part of the city, and was once home to both Occidental College and USC’s School of Fine Arts. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Arroyo Seco was a center of the nation’s emerging Arts and Crafts movement, and was home to one of Los Angeles’ first great preservationists, naturalist Charles Fletcher Lummis. Highland Park -Garvanza has the city’s largest historic district (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) with approximately 2,500 structures.
Saturdays in 2013:
February 23, April 27, June 29, August 24, October 26 & December 21
Start time: 10:00 am
Length: 2-1/4 hours
Distance covered: About 1-1/4 miles total walking
Walking difficulty: Moderate, Stairs, not wheelchair accessible, no pets or strollers, not wheelchair accessible, Not recommended forchildren younger than 12 years old
Reservations required by Thursday prior to tour:
HPHT / LAC Members $5.00 Non-members $10.00
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INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:
Sycamore Grove Park and the Sousa-Hiner Band Shell
La Casita Verde (former Ziegler House)*
Liddell “La Boheme” House* and the Baker House*
The Hiner House*
Craftsman homes of Sycamore Terrace, known as “Faculty Row"
Occidental's Highland Park building foyer and hall (now an apt bldg)
*Interiors visited, subject to availability
Tour in Spanish by special arrangement