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City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Historical MarkersOver 1,100 historic places designated by the City of Los Angeles.
By Craig Baker, July 11, 2018
Carroll Avenue Marker
|A street of houses designed in the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles of the late 19th century, exhibiting the finest collection of Victorian domestic architecture remaining in Los Angeles. From their vantage point on Angelino Heights, these houses have . . . — — Map (db m120038) HM|
|This adobe was built by Miguel Leonis in the early 1870's.
The chain of title extends from the King of Spain to the present owners. — — Map (db m145585) HM|
|A mission style stable converted to new uses as a community center of the arts of California and Mexico. — — Map (db m164331) HM|
| Canoga Park Branch Library, Modern style, built 1959.
Declared 2000, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 700, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m163862) HM|
| Chatsworth Community Church, 1903.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 14 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m163863) HM|
Cottage built by the Hill family in 1911.
Last homestead acre in the Valley. — — Map (db m144408) HM|
| Old Santa Susana Stage Road, 1859-90. Marked March 17 1939, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Topango Parlor 269. — — Map (db m131208) HM|
| 76 olive trees, clippings from
the San Fernando Mission, planted by Nelson A. Gray in 1893. — — Map (db m144984) HM|
| The Stagecoach Trail was used from 1861 to 1895. Also known as the Devil's Slide. — — Map (db m145659) HM|
| Stoney Point Outcroppings natural site, considered one of the most
picturesque areas in Los Angeles.
Declared 1974, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 132, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m163865) HM|
| A classic 1950's hamburger stand built in 1956
Cultural Heritage Commission Cultural Monument No. 750. — — Map (db m145764) HM|
|The Ivy Substation, named for the land development where it is located, was built in 1907 by the Los Angeles Pacific Railway. It is one of the largest electric substations along the “Balloon Route” rail line from downtown Los Angeles to . . . — — Map (db m121986) HM|
| Eagle Rock City Hall — 1923. Example of Los Angeles City's absorption of small Southland communities.
Declared Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument No. 59 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Cultural Arts Department, City of Los . . . — — Map (db m162265) HM|
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 24 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m165309) HM|
|Originally known as the Victory Boulevard bridge, the Riverside Drive bridge was constructed in 1938 to improve a bottleneck caused by an earlier wooden bridge. It was partially funded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress . . . — — Map (db m129133) HM|
| Taft House and landscaping.
Circa 1900. Declared 1996.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 622, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m162891) HM|
|Chalet style. Architect - Carl Boller. Built 1922.
Declared 1972, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 105,
City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission,
Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m164786) HM|
| On this site was established the first motion picture studio in Hollywood, October 27, 1911.
CBS Columbia Square Studios, International style. William Lescaze, architect. Earl Heitschmidt, associate architect. Built 1938. Declared 2009. . . . — — Map (db m133742) HM|
Charlie Chaplin Studio.
Built 1917. Declared 1969.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 58.
Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m162823) HM|
| Crossroads of the World, 1936.
Robert V. Derrah, architect.
A blend of moderne & old world architecture.
Declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 134 by the Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles. . . . — — Map (db m162878) HM|
Egyptian revival style.
Architects - Meyer & Holler.
Built 1922. Declared 1993
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 584
City of Los Angeles
Cultural Heritage Commission
Cultural Affairs Department — — Map (db m163244) HM|
|First United Methodist Church, 1930. A Gothic revival edifice constructed of steel and exposed concrete, standing as a visual beacon in the heart of Hollywood. — — Map (db m128905) HM|
|Original home built by Warner Bros. in 1923. The pioneering talking motion picture The Jazz Singer was produced here in 1927 and revolutionized the film industry. This building was certified as a Historic Structure by the United States Department of . . . — — Map (db m133609) HM|
|Archaeological evidence indicates that Indian villages were located in Ferndell Canyon. — — Map (db m122444) HM|
|Granted on March 22, 1843 to Maria Ygnacia Verdugo in confirmation of an earlier Spanish concession made to Vicente Feliz in 1795.
Later owned by famous California pioneers Antonio Coronel and James Lick.
Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith, in . . . — — Map (db m120976) HM|
|Built in 1901 by Colonel J. W. Eddy, lawyer, engineer, and friend of President Lincoln, Angel's Flight is said to be the world's shortest incorporated railway. The counterbalanced cars, controlled by cables, travel a 33 percent grade for 315 . . . — — Map (db m160015) HM|
| Curtis Mosby, the conductor of the Dixieland Blue Blowers, opened the Apex on Thanksgiving 1928. The classy nightclub was home to revues featuring beautiful showgirls in extravagant costumes. Johnny Otis led the house band, but Alabam . . . — — Map (db m144912) HM|
|Automobile Club of Southern California; headquarters building of the pioneer motoring club; founded 1900; built in Spanish Colonial style. — — Map (db m131042) HM|
| Mining Tycoon
Makes His Mark
His name endures in the eponymous town of wealth and horseflesh set against the San Gabriel Mountains, but mining tycoon Louis Bradbury made his loveliest mark on Southern California with the . . . — — Map (db m164083) HM|
|Charles C. Chapman Building, Beaux Arts style. Los Angeles Investment Company. Ernest McConnell, architect. Built 1912.
Declared 2007, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 899, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m164426) HM|
| Panel 1: This monument is the oldest surviving structure
of Chinese settlement in the Los Angeles area.
It illustrates the use of traditional ceremonies
brought from China and honors the lives
of 19th century Chinese Americans. . . . — — Map (db m149116) HM|
From pueblo to metropolis, the history of the City of Los Angeles is indelibly linked with the development of community
water and power supplies. This building is dedicated to that enduring relationship past, present and future.
Water for . . . — — Map (db m155788) HM|
Site of Walt Disney’s original animation studio in Los Angeles 2719 Hyperion Avenue 1926-1940 — — Map (db m143586) HM|
|Ennis Brown House - 1924. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A master work by America’s foremost architect. — — Map (db m148411) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m137005) HM|
| Built by
Fire Station No. 1,
Streamline Moderne style. Architects — Public Works Administration.
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 156. — — Map (db m134911) HM|
A superb example of the Queen Anne - Eastlake Style.
Restored through the devotion of thousands of admirers. — — Map (db m117173) HM|
According to Catholic Church records, approximately 693 early residents of Los Angeles were buried in this cemetery.
This memorial garden honors these early residents.
Words surround this sacred place from the Spanish, English, . . . — — Map (db m164890) HM|
| Hollyhock House, as part of the 20th-century architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, has been inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Inscription on this List confirms that this property deserves for the benefit of all humanity because of its . . . — — Map (db m154492) HM|
Capacity 2,500,000,000 gallons.
Maximum depth of water 183 feet.
Work started August 1923.
Dam completed December 1924.
172,000 cubic yards of concrete. . . . — — Map (db m164319) HM|
Retaining Walls and
Built 1923 Declared 1991
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 535 — — Map (db m31537) HM|
Los Angeles Railway Huron Substation. Engineer - Edward S. Cobb, circa 1906. Declared 1988, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 404, City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m161941) HM|
|Vital contributor to Los Angeles’ artistic development through the fine art of stained glass. — — Map (db m130202) HM|
James B. Lankershim. Born Charleston, MO, March 24, 1850. Died Oct. 16, 1931. Commissioned Capt. Troop D Calvary 1st Brigade, N.G.O. Aug. 9, 1895 and Lieutenant Colonel N.G.O. July 21, 1903.
Near here . . . — — Map (db m125561) HM|
|Built by Charles F. Lummis, writer, editor, founder Southwest Museum.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 68. — — Map (db m163698) HM|
| [Upper Marker]
This is the birthplace of motion picture comedy. Here the genius of Mack Sennett took root and grew to laughter heard around the world. Here movie history was made. Here stars were born. Here reigned, and still reigns . . . — — Map (db m120327) HM|
|Center of the pueblo’s original area of four square leagues. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 64 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m162538) HM|
|Built in 1865 by Don Antonio Jose Rocha on Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes. — — Map (db m122321) HM|
| A Shrine To Entertainment And Service
When the original Shrine Auditorium opened in 1906, the movies that would make it internationally recognizable were in their infancy; the first dramatic film made entirely in Los Angeles was being . . . — — Map (db m138639) HM|
|The first museum in Los Angeles.
Dedicated to the Native Peoples of the Southwest.
Declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 283. — — Map (db m114691) HM|
| Los Angeles in the Art Deco Age
Los Angeles leapt into the modern era on September 26, 1929. At nine o'clock that morning, the doors of Bullock's Wilshire opened to gasps of amazement. Here was the first department store in the country to be . . . — — Map (db m120962) HM|
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No.17 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m164552) HM|
|Birthplace of Modern Dance
in Los Angeles.
Built 1945. Declared 2003. — — Map (db m163632) HM|
| 1872: Arthur Fremont Gilmore leaves Millersburg, Illinois and heads west to seek his fortune in California. He soon forms a partnership with Julius Carter and the two go into the dairy business in Compton, California.
1880: A.F. Gilmore . . . — — Map (db m130531) HM|
|The beacon on top of the Los Angeles City Hall was turned on by President Calvin Coolidge from the White House during the city hall dedication ceremonies April 26, 1928. The light was gratefully dedicated to Charles A. Lindbergh for his contribution . . . — — Map (db m117175) HM|
|Dedicated on September 4, 1880, this original building of the University of Southern California has been continuously in use for educational purposes since its doors were first opened to students on October 6, 1880, by the university's first . . . — — Map (db m126924) HM|
|The Original Pantry, opened in 1924, moved to present location in 1950.
Never closed since opening. — — Map (db m140667) HM|
|Presented to the City of Los Angeles in commemoration of the inauguration of the trans-polar air route directly connecting the city of Los Angeles
with the European continent by Scandinavian Airlines System, November 15, 1954. — — Map (db m140228) HM|
|The National Society Sons of the American Colonists California State Society Los Angeles, John Borton Chapter Bicentennial marking 1976 Marked this day March 20 1976, as a California Historical Spanish Colonial Landmark “In 1776 Portola . . . — — Map (db m122157) HM|
Built in Spanish-Colonial style on an
Indian village and later Chinese town site
by Southern Pacific, Santa Fe
and Union Pacific railroads.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No.101
by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts . . . — — Map (db m164664) HM|
| The Entertainment Capital
In 1912, Carl Laemmle bought a 230-acre chicken ranch and started Universal Studios. He kept the chickens just in case the movie business failed. He could not foresee that Los Angeles would become the world's . . . — — Map (db m129933) HM|
|A 19th Century Mansard Style "Petite Chateau" - A gracious reminder of French influence in Los Angeles. — — Map (db m117244) HM|
|Designer - Walter S. Claberg. Built 1940. Declared 1976, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 162, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m164812) HM|
|Woodrow Wilson (“Woody") Guthrie (1912-1967),
composer of "This Land is Your Land,” arrived in
Los Angeles in 1937 along with thousands of other
migrant workers and families from the "Dust Bowl”
region. Guthrie hosted a popular . . . — — Map (db m131321) HM|
| Intersection of York & Figueroa
York Junction is the name given to the intersection of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street and the area surrounding it. The name "York Junction" is derived from a streetcar line stop, which . . . — — Map (db m146881) HM|
Historic Cultural Monument No. 7
Cultural Heritage Board
Municipal Art Department
City Of Los Angeles — — Map (db m165325) HM|
| 1. Historical Museum
The museum exhibits a pictorial history of the mission, pottery, santos, trade and commerce items, together with an extensive collection of early mission baskets given by Marie and Mark Harrington.
2. . . . — — Map (db m114714)|
|Founded in 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco Lasuen
We honor those men of faith, courage and vision who guided the founding of the mission and also those who have preserved it for posterity. — — Map (db m130662) HM|
| A Founding Family in a Fledgling Town
The cold winters and the hard work of Iowa farm life once drove hundreds of thousands of "Hawkeyes" to California.
One of them was named Wilson C. Weddington. He came here in 1890 to visit his . . . — — Map (db m163643) HM|
|Rural Vernacular Style. Henry F. Withey, Architect.
Built 1941. Converted 1946. Declared 2004, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 782, City Of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission. — — Map (db m131226) HM WM|
|This historic 8-acre site was once part of Marwyck Ranch, a famous 130-acre
Thoroughbred breeding farm, co-owned by actors Barbara Stanwyck and Zeppo
Marx. The mansion visible atop the hill was built for Stanwyck in 1937.
Comedian Jack Oakie . . . — — Map (db m151044) HM|
| Modern Style. Architect — Lloyd Wright. Built 1939. Declared 1996. — — Map (db m130146) HM|
|Commonly referred to as the Great White Steamer, the ship was specially built by William Wrigley to serve his Catalina Island as a passenger ferry. She was christened on May 23, 1924. During World War II, she was requisitioned for use as a troop . . . — — Map (db m113426) HM|
Modern Style. R.M. Schindler, Architect. Built 1938.
Declared 2005, Historic Cultural Monument No. 828,
City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission. — — Map (db m164228) HM|
| Beneath this park rest the stone foundations and floor tiles of the historic adobe where Mexican General Andres Pico and U.S. Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fremont signed the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Signing the Treaty ended the . . . — — Map (db m126025) HM|
| Roland E. Hill, Architect of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, built this home for his parents. Built 1926. Declared 2008, Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 917, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m164141) HM|
|Settling Basin built by San Fernando Mission Indians about 1800. Mission water supply came from these wells. — — Map (db m111907) HM|
|This Cemetery, earlier known as Morningside Cemetery, is the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in San Fernando Valley. It was used from the early 1800's until 1939. It was legally abandoned in 1959. In this same year Mrs. Nellis S. Noble donated the . . . — — Map (db m157885) HM|
|Bolton Hall, 1913. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No.2 by the
Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m163740) HM|
|Honoring John Steven McGroarty, Poet Laureate of California, 1933-1944. Author of The Mission Play. — — Map (db m129775) HM|
|World War II confinement site. — — Map (db m116189) WM|
|Built in 1921 by Robert J. Baird, owner of a pioneering gardening business specializing in fruit and walnut trees. The Baird House was
declared Los Angeles Historical Monument Number 203 in 1978. — — Map (db m127624) HM|
|Los Angeles Public Library, Van Nuys branch, built 1926. This property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1987, and added to the list of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on April 15, 2008. — — Map (db m163953) HM|
| Panel 1: Watts Towers
California Historical Landmark No. 993
Unconventional Life, Unconventional Art
Simon Rodia has been referred to as a visionary and a man of great passion. A self-taught laborer from . . . — — Map (db m51953) HM|
| Shadow Ranch, 1869 - 1872.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 9 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles. — — Map (db m163864) HM|
| Panel 1:
1862 * Drum Barracks * 1868
Supply Depot, Department of
the Southwest, U.S. Army.
In memory of the historic past of this
building and the importance of its
association with early American
history . . . — — Map (db m52631) HM|