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A Changing Campus Interpretive Panel
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — A Changing Campus — USC — University of Southern California —
For Old College, USC’s second-oldest building, September 20, 1948 marked the beginning of the end. Exactly 64 years to the day alter its cornerstone was laid, USC President Fred Fagg announced that the structure had outlived its usefulness. . . . — Map (db m130178) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 112 — A Gabrielino Indian SiteFerndell Canyon
Archaeological evidence indicates that Indian villages were located in Ferndell Canyon. — Map (db m122444) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — A Gathering Place — USC — University of Southern California —
His given name is the Trojan Shrine, but he is best-known by his nickname: Tommy Trojan. Probably the most popular and recognizable member of the Trojan Family, he is a physical and symbolic rallying point for the entire university. Tommy . . . — Map (db m129746) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — A Trojan for Life — USC — University of Southern California —
In June 15, 1885, the eight men and women who made up USC’s first two graduating classes gathered in a two-story wooden structure called the University Building to establish an alumni association. The group adopted a temporary constitution and . . . — Map (db m128326) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114042) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 401 — Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — An International University — USC — University of Southern California —
USC’s international roots are broad and deep, reaching back to its founding in 1880. Two of the three original donors of land to the university were foreign-born, and almost from the start, its stewards were casting their eyes overseas. . . . — Map (db m138118) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Angel’s Flight
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 m120118) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Apex / Club AlabamHistoric Central Avenue Jazz Corridor — 42nd St. [sic] and Central Av. —
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 m51175) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 72 — Automobile Club Headquarters
Automobile Club of Southern California; headquarters building of the pioneer motoring club; founded 1900; built in Spanish Colonial style. — Map (db m131042) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 145 — Avila Adobe
This is the oldest existing house in Los Angeles. Built about 1818 by Don Francisco Avila, it was occupied briefly as American headquarters in 1847. Severely damaged in the earthquake of 1971, the house is now restored as an example of California . . . — Map (db m133592) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Barack Obama ‘83
44th President of the United States, made his first political speech - - a protest against South African apartheid - - on this plaza February 18, 1981 — Map (db m130069) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 656 — Bella Union Hotel Site
Near this spot stood the Bella Union Hotel, long a social and political center. Here, on October 7, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail stage from the East arrived 21 days after leaving St. Louis. Warren Hall was the driver, and Waterman . . . — Map (db m59812) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Berlin Wall Segments
The Wall Along Wilshire features ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Germany. The Wall Along Wilshire was assembled in 2009 as a component of The Wall . . . — Map (db m125316) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Biscailuz Building1925-26
This building, located on the site of the Juan Sepulveda adobe, was designed as the United Methodist Church Conference Headquarters and the Plaza Community Center. Today it serves as the Consulate-General of Mexico. In 1968, the building was . . . — Map (db m54751) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Bradbury Building
Mining Tycoon L. Bradbury 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 m121036) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Cahuenga Pass TreasureAt The Hollywood Bowl
Treasure hunters believe there is 20th-century loot hidden at the Bowl. Many have searched, but the treasure is still a mystery. The legend of the Cahuenga Pass treasure begins in 1864 when, under Napoleon's rule, France invaded Mexico and . . . — Map (db m129805) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Campus Life — USC — University of Southern California —
For many decades, the Trojan Spirit has been rooted in USC’s rich campus life. In each era, however, the environment that has fostered that spirit has taken on a radically different character. The university’s first students filled their . . . — Map (db m130079) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.)FG-1D Corsair
This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II. “Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground . . . — Map (db m118074) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Carthay Circle
We dedicate the planting of these 100 trees on this date as part of a beautification project in honor of J. Harvey McCarthy, a pioneer in the field of urban planning, who developed Carthay Circle as a cohesive residential community in 1924. That our . . . — Map (db m106331) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Ceasar Estrada ChavezMarch 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993 — USC — University of Southern California —
Visited the USC campus in 1982, 1985 and 1989. “The end of all education should surely be service to others” • “El próposito de toda educacíon verdaderamente deberia servir a otros” — Map (db m130214) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Charles Lummis
The Adventures Begin Charles Fletcher Lummis was a journalist, adventurer, preservationist, librarian, poet, and life-long activist on behalf of Native Americans. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1859. His mother died of . . . — Map (db m135777) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Charlie Chaplin’s The KidReminiscing
The heart-tugging reunion in The Kid [1921] played between Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp and his “adopted” son [Jackie Coogan] remains one of the most emotionally charged scenes in all of film history. Remarkably, the setting for this . . . — Map (db m129617) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation PitHancock Park — Rancho La Brea —
Panel 1: Chester Stock, Ph.D. January 28, 1892 - December 7, 1950 Paleontalogist Chief curator of science - Los Angeles County Museum Chairman of the Division of Geological Sciences California Institute of Technology who, encouraged . . . — Map (db m51436) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 486 — Chinese Cemetery ShrineNineteenth Century Los Angeles — Evergreen Cemetery —
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 m74019) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Chinese Massacre
Chinese immigrants established their first community in Los Angeles in what is now part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. By 1870 about two hundred Chinese had settled in Los Angeles Street across from the Garnier Building, then . . . — Map (db m140033) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Christopher Columbus
Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1451; Died May 20, 1506, at the age of 55, in Valladolid, Spain; Sailed to the New World under the coat of arms of Castile and Aragon; Landed October 12, 1492 at the isle of San Salvador in the West Indies; Made three . . . — Map (db m126092) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Damien Marchessault
This street is named for Damien Marchessault, a French Canadian, who served twice as mayor of Los Angeles - from 1859-1860 and again from 1861-1865. During his terms in office, the Plaza Church was rebuilt and the City Gas Company was organized. . . . — Map (db m54748) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Daniel O. McCarthyA Gallant Pioneer of  ’49
This fountain is a Memorial to the Gallant Pioneers of  ’49 of whom Daniel O. McCarthy, patriot, miner, leader, was an outstanding example. He was born [in] Raleigh, N.C., August 24, 1830. Died Los Angeles, August 13, 1919. Through his . . . — Map (db m101457) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1022 — Department of Water and PowerCity of Los Angeles — General Office Building —
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 life . . . — Map (db m133845) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Dickson Plaza and Dickson CourtEdward A. Dickson, UCLA Co-founder, 1879 - 1956
In 1913, Edward A. Dickson, a 33-year-old Los Angeles business and civic leader, became the first Southern Californian appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. At that time, the only University of California campus was in . . . — Map (db m127625) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Distribution Station No. 2Department of Water and Power
Commemorating 50 years of power service to the citizens of Los Angeles beginning November 13, 1916 from this distributing station. — Map (db m134909) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Eagle Squadrons
In September 1940, during the Battle of Britain, there was formed in Yorkshire a Royal Air Force Squadron manned by American volunteers. This was 71 (Eagle) Squadron, joined in 1941 by 121 (Eagle) and 133 (Eagle) squadrons. 244 American and 16 . . . — Map (db m51500) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El Pueblo de Los Angeles
This plaque marks the location of the original northwest corner of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, founded on September 4, 1781, and established by survey in 1849. — Map (db m138411) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1011 — Ennis House
Ennis Brown House - 1924. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A master work by America’s foremost architect. — Map (db m126871) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Father Junipero Serra 1713-1784
Born on the island of Majorca, off the coast of Spain, Father Serra was ordained in Palma where he taught for fifteen years before being sent to Mexico as a missionary in 1749. In 1769 he became Padre Presidente of the Franciscan missions in Baja . . . — Map (db m54556) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 289 — Fire Station 30African-American Firefighter Museum — 1913 —
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California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 156 — Fire Station No. 1
Built by United States Work Projects Administration, 1940. Fire Station No. 1, Streamline Moderne style. Architects — Public Works Administration. Declared 1976. Built 1940. Historic-Cultural Monument No. 156. — Map (db m134911) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Electric Power PoleCity of Los Angeles
On this corner, March 30, 1916, was erected the first pole of the municipal electric distribution system of the City of Los Angeles. This plaque placed February 5, 1952, by the Department of Water and Power as a part of the commemoration . . . — Map (db m134910) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 822 — First Jewish Site in Los Angeles
The Hebrew Benevolent Society of Los Angeles (1854), first charitable organization in the city, acquired this site from the city council by deed of April 9, 1855. This purchase of a sacred burial ground represented the first organized community . . . — Map (db m122688) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States RuleLos Pobladores — The Founders of the City of Los Angeles —
The Founders of the City of Los Angeles Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas Before 1850, the chief executive of the pueblo was the alcalde, who sat on the . . . — Map (db m55296) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Meeting of the USC Board of Trustees — USC — University of Southern California —
The Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California met for the first time on September 3, 1880, culminating years of efforts by leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Conference of Southern California. The Board accepted the gift of this . . . — Map (db m129945) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 44 — First Trans-Polar Air Route
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Forced Removal of Mexican AmericansDuring The Great Depression
Beginning in 1929, government authorities and certain private sector entities in California and throughout the United States undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove persons of Mexican ancestry from the United States. In . . . — Map (db m141610) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Fort MoorePioneer Memorial and Park
On this site stood Fort Moore built by the Mormon Battalion during the War with Mexico This memorial honors the troops who helped to win the South West. The Flag of the United States was raised here on July 4th 1847 by United . . . — Map (db m128896) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Founders’ FountainThe University of Southern California
Established here July 29, 1879, to the Glory of GOD and to the Preservation of the Republic. An institution of higher learning dedicated to the search for and the dissemination of the truth to freedom of thought and discussion. To intelligent, . . . — Map (db m130534) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Garnier Building1890
Philippe Garnier, a settler from Gap, France, hired Abraham Edelman to design this brick and sandstone building for Chinese tenants. This was the oldest and most significant building of the original Chinatown of Los Angeles which was located here. . . . — Map (db m142899) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
On November 3, 1954, Toho Studios in Japan released a monster movie that was an allegory of the atomic bombings and fire raids visited upon the Japanese during the closing months of the Second World War. Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, directed by . . . — Map (db m134631) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round
75 Years Ago Walt Disney made Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs. Emelia Erhart disappeared flying around the world. The Golden Gate Bridge opened. The Hindenburg crashed. Franklin Roosevelt was President. Shirley Temple . . . — Map (db m137297) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Gwynn Wilson Student Union
Gwynn Wilson, an exemplary student who graduated in 1921, has enhanced the University in many ways. He served USC with great distinction as a student body president and as president of the General Alumni Association. As general manager of the . . . — Map (db m128482) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 40 — Hale House, Circa 1887Heritage Square
A superb example of the Queen Anne - Eastlake Style. Restored through the devotion of thousands of admirers. — Map (db m117173) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 170 — Hancock ParkLa Brea Pits
Presented to The Citizens of Los Angeles County In December 1916 by Captain Allan Hancock With a request that the scientific features be preserved First historic reference to the tar pools Recorded in the diary of . . . — Map (db m126874) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Headquarters of Commander Robert Field StocktonAvila Adobe
Headquarters of Com. Robert Field Stockton U.S.N. January 1847 — Map (db m133591) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 744 — Historical Site
This block is the site of: First brick school house in Los Angeles known as School No. 1, built 1854-1855; Butterfield Overland Mail Company office and corral, 1858-1861; Office of U.S. Quartermaster, 1861; Corral for camels from Fort Tejon, . . . — Map (db m123038) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 535 — Hollywoodland's Granite Retaining Walls and Interconnecting Granite Stairs
Hollywoodland's Granite Retaining Walls and Interconnecting Granite Stairs Built 1923 Declared 1991 Historic-Cultural Monument No. 535 — Map (db m31537) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Honoring The LivesSylmar Tunnel Disaster
On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and . . . — Map (db m126024) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956
Erected in memory of the heroes of the glorious Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956. A symbol of man’s yearning for freedom everywhere. — Map (db m125328) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — In Honor
Homage to Our Mexican-American Heroes Veterans of America's Wars. Covered with glory, their ideals of service provide power to America, for peace and for human dignity. Long live America during this time of such power. Homenaje a . . . — Map (db m54554) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — In Memory of Our Ancestors
In memory of our ancestors, the Gabrieleños, who inhabited the Pueblo of Los Angeles, and called it Yangna. They lived in harmony with Mother Earth. May they now be in peace in the spiritual world. — Map (db m112688) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Information Please: The USC Libraries — USC — University of Southern California —
In August 1994, USC opened the doors to a revolutionary new facility destined to help redefine the nature and function of the modern university library. Conceived as a gateway to knowledge, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library was designed . . . — Map (db m130207) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — James Dean1931 - 1955
Key scenes from the classic motion picture "Rebel Without a Cause" were filmed at the Griffith Observatory in Spring 1955. Although many movies have been filmed at Griffith Observatory, "Rebel Without a Cause"was the first to portray the . . . — Map (db m20240) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Japanese-American Soldiers442nd Infantry RCT, World War II Memorial — Korean War Dead - 1950 to '53 —
Text on the plaque attached to the south face of the base beneath the tall column in the northwest corner [traditionally the Japanese/Japanese-American section of the cemetery]: In Sacred Memory This memorial is reverently placed here . . . — Map (db m74081) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Jedediah Strong SmithPathfinder of the Sierras
First American to discover a route overland from the east to California. Explorer - Fur Trader - Missionary This boulder was brought from El Cajon Pass through which the pathfinder came in 1826. Placed here A.D. 1924 by Ramona Parlor 109, Native . . . — Map (db m106328) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — John C. Argue Plaza
This plaza, located on the site of the 1984 Olympic village, honors a great Trojan instrumental in bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles. A 1956 graduate of the USC Gould School of Law, he served with distinction on the USC Board of . . . — Map (db m128301) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Jones BuildingEl Pueblo de Los Angeles
Doria Deighton Jones was the widow of wealthy industrial John Jones who died in 1876. The Jones family formerly lived in a large adobe home which was torn down in 1886 when Bath Street was widened and made an extension of Main Street. Doria had at . . . — Map (db m64218) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Juan Bautista de Anza
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California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 62 — Judson Studios
Vital contributor to Los Angeles’ artistic development through the fine art of stained glass. — Map (db m130202) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 181 — Lankershim Monument
[Panel #1] 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. [Panel #2] Near here . . . — Map (db m125561) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Latino Blood, American Hearts
This site is dedicated to the Latino-American Heroes who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for bravery. For love of country, they performed above and beyond the call of duty. Heroes y . . . — Map (db m74096) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
The record-breaking F-104 Starfighter was created by Clarence L “Kelly" Johnson and his Advanced Development Projects engineering unit (the "Skunk Works") at the Lockheed-California Company in Burbank. Johnson received the Collier Trophy in . . . — Map (db m137699) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 960 — Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
This stadium was originally completed in 1923. It was partially redesigned and enlarged for the 1932 Olympic Games. Both designs were by architects John & Donald B. Parkinson. The Coliseum has witnessed many important sports, political, and . . . — Map (db m116751) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 156 — Los Angeles Plaza
This site was part of the lands originally granted to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781 by the King of Spain, Carlos III, under the Spanish Law of the Indies. The first plaza of the pueblo had been located to the southeast, closer to the . . . — Map (db m120903) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 789 — Los Angeles Star
Southern California's first newspaper, The Los Angeles Star, was founded in this block on May 17, 1851 and for many years exerted a major influence upon this part of the state. Suspended temporarily from 1864 to 1868, it continued later as an . . . — Map (db m125413) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Los Angeles Trade-Technical CollegeTom Bradley Center for Student Life
Thomas “Tom” Bradley, the five-term mayor of Los Angeles (1973-1993), attended this campus when it was John H. Francis Polytechnic High School. He was LA's beloved mayor and responsible in large part for the city's explicit celebration . . . — Map (db m138298) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal1939-1989
Constructed by the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, opened on May 7, 1939. It was considered to be the most impressive railroad station of its type in the entire west. In it's heyday the terminal covered 52 acres, . . . — Map (db m119212) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Love Affair with the Movies — USC — University of Southern California —
The curtain first rose on USC’s distinguished contributions to cinema on February 6, 1929, when Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., ascended the stage in Bovard Auditorium and delivered the opening lecture for the nation’s first university course in film. The . . . — Map (db m130658) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 68 — Lummis HomeEl Alisal
Built by Charles F. Lummis, Writer, editor, founder Southwest Museum. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 68. — Map (db m115578) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Machine ShopEl Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Machine Shop is a one-and-a-half story building that was built on Main Street around 1910. It is located on the site of what is believed to have been the stables of Doria Deighton Jones' adobe home which was torn down in 1886, and was built by . . . — Map (db m64220) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 256 — Mack Sennett StudiosThis is the Birthplace of Motion Picture Comedy
[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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Main StreetEl Pueblo de Los Angeles
Main Street is one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles. Originally called by its Spanish name, Calle Principal, it was included in the first survey map of Los Angeles, drawn by Lt. E. O. C. Ord in 1849. The street ran from south of First . . . — Map (db m64219) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Mattachine Steps
Harry Hay founded the Mattachine Society on this hillside on November 11, 1950. — Map (db m131767) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 171 — Merced TheatreEl Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Merced Theatre was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest structures erected in Los Angeles for the presentation of dramatic performances. It served as the center of theatrical activity in the city from 1871 to 1876. The theatre was built by . . . — Map (db m120901) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 5 — Mother Ditch and The History Slugs
All California State Parks must have either unique physical or historical assets. In 2000, the fate of this State Park hung partially on the question of whether physical traces of history could really be found here. The game-changing evidence was . . . — Map (db m120910) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Mulholland Drive Bridge
In 2012 this bridge replaced the historic Mulholland Drive overcrossing that was demolished to accommodate the widening of the San Diego Freeway (I-405). Built in 1959, the original bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register . . . — Map (db m125489) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Nancy Pohl Overlook at Fryman CanyonMulholland Scenic Parkway
The Valley Below Mulholland Drive runs along the ridgeline of the Santa Monica Mountains between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. From here you can see a small portion of the 345-square-mile valley bounded by the Santa Susana . . . — Map (db m129930) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 972 — Naval and Marine Corps Reserve CenterLos Angeles
Designed as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world by noted California architects Robert Clements & Associates, this Art Deco building, constructed between 1938 and 1941 by the WPA, is the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve . . . — Map (db m122628) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Neutra Studio and Residences
Neutra Studio and Residences has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. The Neutra VDL Demonstration . . . — Map (db m120934) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Nike Missile Site LA96C
Panel 1: Formerly a Nike Missile control site, U.S. Army 1956-1968. Currently San Vicente Mountain Park, gateway to the Big Wild. Restricted entry, vehicles with handicapped permits only beyond this point. Welcome. Panel . . . — Map (db m118433) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 144 — Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los AngelesOur Lady Queen of Angels
This tablet commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the erection of this church Our Lady Queen of Angeles. Built in 1814 by the Franciscan Fathers, restored and enlarged in 1912 Right Reverend Thomas James Conaty being Bishop of . . . — Map (db m113805) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Old Ironsides
This iron cannon was installed on the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides”, which was launched October 21, 1797. First in action against French privateers in 1798, “Old Ironsides” rendered distinguished service against the . . . — Map (db m122534) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Oviatt Building
Paris Exposition Like the jewel-box that it is, the Oviatt Building husbands its treasures within its walls… yet even casual passerby can get a hint of the gorgeousness inside, from just a glimpse of the nymph-crowned gates, of the overhead . . . — Map (db m121034) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Pershing Square
A portion of the area of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, established during the governorship of Felipe de Neve in 1781. Dedicated as “Public Square” by city ordinance, 1866. Named Central Park in 1893. Renamed in 1918 in honor of John J. . . . — Map (db m127309) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Petrified Tree from the Arizona Forest
This section of petrified tree from the Arizona forest was presented to their alma mater by the members of —The Class of 1887— under the direction of Professor John Dickinson of the Department of Geology. — Map (db m128291) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 159 — Pico HouseEl Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Pico House was built by Pio Pico, last Governor of California under Mexican rule, who lived almost the entire length of the nineteenth century from 1801 to 1894. This was the first three story building and the first grand hotel in Los Angeles. . . . — Map (db m120902) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 730 — Plaza Fire House
Dedicated to the firemen of the Los Angeles Fire Department - past, present and future - who, since 1871, by their courage and faithful devotion to duty have protected the lives and property of the citizens of Los Angeles from the ravages of fire. — Map (db m51301) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Plaza Substation1903-4
The largest and most significant of the fourteen substations in the city, this brick power-transforming plant was built by the Los Angeles Railway Company to convert electricity from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) so as to provide . . . — Map (db m122529) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 655 — Portolá Trail
Spanish colonization of California began in 1769 with the expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolá from Mexico. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera y Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sgt. José Francisco Ortega, and Fathers Juan Crespí and Francisco . . . — Map (db m115177) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Public Service — USC — University of Southern California —
As an institution that has always been inextricably linked to the region it calls home, the University of Southern California has long been a source of formal and informal community service. During its early years, much of that service took the . . . — Map (db m130194) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Rancho La Brea AdobeGilmore Adobe
Founded 1828 by Jose Antonio Rocha. Completed 1880 by A.F. Gilmore. Marked June 28, 1935. — Map (db m130435) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 13 — Rocha Adobe
Built in 1865 by Don Antonio Jose Rocha on Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes. — Map (db m122321) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Route 66 & Chicken Boy
America’s Mother Road U.S. Route 66, established in 1926, was one of the original highways of the United States Highway System. It originally ran from Chicago, Illinois in the east to its western terminus in Downtown Los Angeles, on . . . — Map (db m130182) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Route of the Settlers of Los AngelesEl Paseo de Los Pobladores de Los Angeles
On February 2, 1781, a company of settlers recruited in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, began a historic journey from Los Alamos, Sonora. These were Los Pobladores, whose mission was the founding of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la . . . — Map (db m119114) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — San Antonio WinerySince 1917
For nearly a century, the San Antonio Winery has been the heart of winemaking culture in Los Angeles. The winery's founder Santo Cambianica left his home, Berzo San Fermo, in Lombardy, Italy in 1910. Then in 1917 he founded his company on the . . . — Map (db m94904) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 139 — Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Site of the Old Los Angeles Zoo
This Griffith Park canyon area served as the City’s Zoo from its founding in 1912 to 1965, when the Los Angeles Zoo moved to its current location about two miles north of where you are currently standing. Many of the walls, grottos, and other . . . — Map (db m128091) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 22 — Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby
The most famous Hollywood restaurant of its day, the Brown Derby opened Valentine's Day, 1929. Owner Robert Cobb was also the inventor of the Cobb Salad. He originated furnishing telephones at tables during mealtime. Celebrities’ popularity was . . . — Map (db m127028) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 283 — Southwest Museum
The first museum in Los Angeles. Dedicated to the Native Peoples of the Southwest. Declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 283. — Map (db m114691) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 56 — Southwestern Law SchoolBullocks Wilshire
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Spirit of the CCCHonoring Those Who Served in the Civilian Conservation Corps — 1933 - 1942 —
The CCC had two camps in Griffith Park. Camp Griffith Park, originally located just east of this site, was occupied from May 1934 to May 1936. A statue honoring the CCC was sculpted by John Palo-Kangas as a WPA Federal Art Project and placed in that . . . — Map (db m137298) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Spring Street
Spring Street In Northern California, they panned gold in the mountain canyons. In Southern California, they made gold, in the concrete canyons of Spring Street.Map (db m121038) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Spy in the SkyThe A-12 Blackbird
A-12 and SR-71, a tale of two Blackbirds. The A-12 and SR-71 Blackbirds are nearly identical in size, shape, and performance. The famous Lockheed Skunk Works designed both airplanes but they were operated by different agencies for . . . — Map (db m130540) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 567 — St. Vincent Court
This was the site of Saint Vincent's College from 1868 to 1887. The college, now Loyola University, was founded by the Vincentian Fathers in 1865 and was the first institution of higher learning in Southern California. — Map (db m121001) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Student Media — USC — University of Southern California —
Ever since USC was founded, its students have sought ways to have their say. The earliest student publication, The College Review, dates back to 1884, only four years after USC was established. A slim monthly magazine, it lasted only the . . . — Map (db m129532) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Student Musical Traditions — USC — University of Southern California —
As long as USC has been in existence, there has been music in the air. Musical instruction was listed in the university’s first catalog in 1880, and the first USC band was started in 1881. A student served as band director, and although the group . . . — Map (db m130533) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 763 — Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building
Birthplace of Modern Dance in Los Angeles. Built 1945. Declared 2003. — Map (db m129266) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Teaching and Learning — USC — University of Southern California —
If USC’s earliest students could travel through time to today’s university, they would probably find the changes inside the classrooms even more astounding than the transformation of the campus. Confined to a rigid academic program that included . . . — Map (db m128480) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Carolyn Craig Franklin Library Garden Courtyard and Fountain“Take Time to Smell the Flowers” — USC — University of Southern California —
This library garden courtyard and fountain are dedicated to the memory of Carolyn Craig Franklin (1919–1993). They were donated by Dr. Carl Franklin, Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Law at USC, and their four children: Craig, . . . — Map (db m130210) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Downbeat ClubHistoric Central Avenue Jazz Corridor — 4201 Central Avenue —
The Down Beat was part of what was known during the War years as “Little Harlem”. It was a popular destination for Hollywood celebrities and the upper-class residents of Beverly Hills. Buddy Collete created his Stars of Swing in 1946 at . . . — Map (db m51234) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Feliz FamilyJuan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Enlisted soldier Jose Vicente Feliz, his wife Maria, and their children were among the thirty Anza Expedition families. Maria was one of eight women who were pregnant. On October 23, 1775, the first night after leaving Tubac, tragedy . . . — Map (db m142836) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Founding of USC — USC — University of Southern California —
Los Angeles was a rough and tumble frontier town in the 1870s, when a group of public-spirited citizens first dreamed of establishing a university in the region. Led by Judge Robert Maclay Widney and members of the region’s Methodist Episcopal . . . — Map (db m130080) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Greek Theatre
The history of the Greek Theatre dates to 1882, when Colonel Griffith J. Griffith came to America from South Wales to seek fortune in gold mining. Colonel Griffith settled in Los Angeles and purchased the Los Feliz Rancho, which he later donated . . . — Map (db m137264) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 543 — The History of Gilmore Oil Company 1900-1945Dairy Farm to Oil Field
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Honorable Edmund D. EdelmanSupervisor, Third District — Serving from 1974 - 1994 —
Edmund D. Edelman was first elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1974, following a distinguished nine-year career on the Los Angeles City Council and prior public service in Washington, D.C.; Sacramento; and the U.S. Navy. . . . — Map (db m142685) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Indians of Southern California
This plaque and garden are dedicated to the memory of the first peoples who lived in what is now the County of Los Angeles. Some of the earliest Indians were members of the Uto Aztecan linguistic family or were descended from the Shoshone Tribe. . . . — Map (db m54552) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Lindbergh BeaconLos Angeles City Hall
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Old Spanish TrailEl Antiguo Camino Español — 1829 - 1848 —
This plaque marks the end of the Old Spanish Trail, an historic pack trail from Santa Fe to the Pueblo of Los Angeles. This trail was used by Mexican traders who brought woolen goods from New Mexico to trade for highly prized California mules and . . . — Map (db m113806) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 536 — The Oldest University Building in Southern California
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 255 — The Original Pantry Cafe
The Original Pantry, opened in 1924, moved to present location in 1950. Never closed since opening. — Map (db m140667) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Trojan Column — USC — University of Southern California —
This section of a column from the legendary Troy, quarried and polished without the aid of iron tools at an unknown date before 1200 B.C., stood in the courtyard of a public building believed to have been a temple of Trojan Apollo. It was presented . . . — Map (db m130174) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 522 — Tongva SpringsWounded Deer Springs — Serra Springs —
In 1776 Portola encamped at the springs, part of the Rancho San Vicente - Santa Monica, known as the: 1. Junipero Serra Springs; 2. El Berrendo; 3. San Gregorio; 4. San Vincente Springs. This site is on the El Camino Real route, used by the Mission . . . — Map (db m122157) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Universal City Overlook
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — University of Southern California — Angels Walk — USC —
The First Trojan—Before There Was A University. Amid the ivy-covered brick buildings and towering palm trees of the University of Southern California, there survives a two-story white clapboard building, a relic and a link not only to . . . — Map (db m128578) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — USC Urban Legends — USC — University of Southern California —
The University of Southern California is rich with story. Its buildings, its faculty, its eminent benefactors and alumni — all are the subject of urban legends that are passed along from student to student, year after year. You may have . . . — Map (db m128413) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 65 — Valley Knudsen Garden ResidenceHeritage Square
A 19th Century Mansard Style "Petite Chateau" - A gracious reminder of French influence in Los Angeles. — Map (db m117244) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — William Mulholland1855 - 1935
A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, . . . — Map (db m32188) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 728 — Woody Guthrie
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Zanja Madre
Through this spot flowed the Zanja Madre (Mother Ditch) which channeled the waters of the Los Angeles River to the citizens of Los Angeles for 123 years, 1781-1904. — Map (db m133400) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Malibu — Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
On October 10, 1542 Famed Spanish Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Discovered a large Chumash Indian Village close to the sea at which he first claimed possession of Alta California lands for the King of Spain. He was greeted by the . . . — Map (db m74707) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Malibu — 965 — Point Dume
On November 24, 1793, English explorer George Vancouver, commander of an expedition to determine the extent of settlement of the northwest coast of America, named this rocky promontory, Point Dume, after his Franciscan friend, Father Francisco . . . — Map (db m123039) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Malibu — 966 — The Adamson House
Designed by Stiles O. Clements in 1929, this Spanish Colonial Revival home contains the best surviving examples of decorative ceramic tile produced by Malibu Potteries. During its short existence from 1926 to 1932, Malibu Potteries made an . . . — Map (db m118362) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Manhattan Beach — Beach CottageBuilt in 1905 — Original location was 205 15th St. —
In the early 1900s, some families that lived in large inland homes wanted beach cottages where they could stay near the beach on the weekends and during the summer. Permanent residents moved in later. This structure was moved by the City to . . . — Map (db m140146) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Manhattan Beach — 1018 — Manhattan Beach Pier
Designed by City Engineer A.L. Harris, this pier was constructed by the City of Manhattan beach during the years 1917-1920. The roundhouse building was added a year later. Harris' innovative design featured a rounded end to the pier, which helped it . . . — Map (db m114457) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Marina Del Rey — Marina Del ReyThirtieth Anniversary — 1957-1987 —
On December 12, 1957, near this site a groundbreaking ceremony took place to signal the start of construction of the Marina Del Rey small craft harbor, a revenue bond project of the County of Los Angeles. Under the guidance of the Los . . . — Map (db m128455) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Marina Del Rey — Marina Del Rey Small Craft HarborBurton W. Chace
Emerging from a Spanish land grant known as Rancho La Ballona, Marina Del Rey small craft harbor stands in testimony to the ingenuity of man in overcoming a myriad of obstacles posed by nature and artificial barriers raised by man himself. This . . . — Map (db m138572) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Marina Del Rey — The Helmsman
For many years, this statue stood in front of, and was a trademark for, the world renowned Helms Bakery on Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles. On October 6, 1971, it was generously donated to the Marina by the Helms family. In 1975, through the . . . — Map (db m128458) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Andres Pico Adobe
Spanish-Mexican Period Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 7 by the Cultural Heritage Board Municipal Art Department City Of Los AngelesMap (db m126820) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M.(1736-1803)
Born in Victoria, Spain - 1736. Joined the Franciscan Order in 1751. Sent to the College of San Fernando in Mexico City in 1759. Labored in Mexico and Baja, California until 1775. Spent 10 years at Mission San Diego. Selected 2nd Presidente . . . — Map (db m101198) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Mission San Fernando Rey de España
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)
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — 362 — Ranchito RomuloAndres Pico Adobe
Oldest portion built about 1834 by ex-Mission Indians. Enlarged by Eulogio de Celis in 1846. Upper story added by Romulo Pico in 1874. Restored by Mr. & Mrs. M.R. Harrington in 1930. — Map (db m126815) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — 157 — San Fernando Mission
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
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — 150 — This FountainBrand Park
A replica of one in Cordoba, Spain; was built around 1812-1814 and was part of the water system in San Fernando Mission garden. 100 years later this garden was the property of Mr. Leslie C. Brand, who donated a part of it to Los Angeles for a . . . — Map (db m130560) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills, Los Angeles — Mission Dam
Rubble masonry water storage dam built by San Fernando Mission Indians in 1808. Water flowed to the mission via a tiled pipe. — Map (db m130564) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Monrovia — Pacific Electric RailwayCity of Monrovia
Established by railroad and real estate tycoon Henry Huntington, the Pacific Electric Railway was the largest interurban electric railway service in the world. At its peak, the system connected Los Angeles with Orange, Riverside, and San . . . — Map (db m128929) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Montebello — 385 — Battle of the Rio San Gabriel
Near this site, on January 3, 1847, was fought the Battle of the Rio San Gabriel between American forces commanded by Capt. Robert F. Stockton, U.S. Navy, Commander-in- chief, Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearney, U.S. Army, and . . . — Map (db m51042) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Montebello — Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
The Sanchez Adobe was built in 1845 and is the oldest home in the Montebello area. The land was granted to Dona Casilda Soto de Lobo by the Mexican Governor Manuel Micheltorena on October 8, 1844. Mrs. Josephine Scott Crocker deeded the Sanchez . . . — Map (db m122143) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Montebello — Old Mission San Gabriel
This tablet was erected by Walter P. Temple and blessed by Right-Reverend John J. Cantwell, Bishop of Monterey and Los Angeles, July 31, 1921, to commemorate the founding of Mission San Gabriel Archangel, on this ground, at Old Mission by Rev. . . . — Map (db m122142) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Montrose — The Crescenta-Cañada Valley
When the Colonials of the American eastern seaboard were struggling to create and defend man’s most noble achievement in self government, the vast Pacific Southwest was a slumbering frontier. Barely six years before Paul Revere made his famous ride . . . — Map (db m135165) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Montrose — The Great Flood of 1934
On this site American Legion Post 288 once stood. The great flood swept through its walls shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, taking with it 12 local residents. Most had taken refuge inside from the torrential rain and two were dedicated Red . . . — Map (db m143027) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Mt Baldy Village — 514 — Pomona Water Power Plant
The first hydroelectric installation in California for long-distance transmission of alternating current at high voltage was built in 1892 on San Antonio Creek below this spot by the San Antonio Light and Power Company organized by Dr. Cyrus . . . — Map (db m155) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — American Bison
This herd traces its roots to 1962, when Walt Disney donated a herd of American Bison to William S. Hart Regional Park. To discourage inbreeding, the County of Los Angeles has exchanged some of its animals with other facilities over the years; . . . — Map (db m129211) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — American Revolution1775-1783
The American Revolution was a war for independence between the thirteen American colonies and their parent country, Great Britain. When it was over, the colonies became the United States of America. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence . . . — Map (db m125419) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Edison House
This house was one of a group of cottages built by the Southern California Edison Company to house employees in 1919 when the Edison substation in Newhall opened. The house was moved west of Saugus in 1925 when the new substation was completed, and . . . — Map (db m119564) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — End of an EraCharlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”
Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the epic comedy Modern Times. The film was released on February 5, 1936, nearly ten years into the talkie . . . — Map (db m118782) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Eternal Valley
In 1769 Spanish padres sent out by Father Junipero Serra recommended this property as a mission site. It became instead a farm and ranch for the San Fernando Mission. —————————— A . . . — Map (db m20114) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County
This vehicle was manufactured at about the same time the first internments were made in this cemetery – 1860. — Map (db m20097) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — 688 — Lyons Station
This site was the location of a combination store, post office, telegraph office, tavern, and stage depot accommodating travelers during the Kern River gold rush in the early 1850s. A regular stop for Butterfield and other early California stage . . . — Map (db m20098) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Oak of the Golden Dream
In 1839, the Mexican Government granted to Antonio del Valle some 48,000 acres of The Santa Clarita Valley known as the Del Valle Rancho. On March 9, 1842, Francisco Lopez y Arbello, the brother-in-law of Antonio del Valle, visited the . . . — Map (db m20112) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — 168 — Oak of the Golden Dream
Francisco Lopez made California’s first authenticated gold discovery on March 9, 1842. While gathering wild onions near an oak tree in Placerita Canyon he found gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. The San Fernando placers and nearby . . . — Map (db m51516) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — 168 — Oak of the Golden Dream* ← 9 Miles *
In Placeritas Canyon, March 1842, Francisco Lopez y Arballo, while gathering wild onions from around an old oak, discovered gold particles clinging to the roots of the bulbs. It is estimated that $80,000 in gold was discovered as a result of this . . . — Map (db m137424) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — 172 — Pioneer Oil Refinery
California's first oil refinery operated on a commercial scale, erected 1876. Restored by the Standard Oil Company of California in 1930 as a memorial to D. G. Scofield and his pioneer associates of the California Star Oil Works company, a . . . — Map (db m138151) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — 172 — Pioneer Oil Refinery← 3 Miles
In 1875 the Star Oil Company, one of the predecessors of the Standard Oil Company of California, drilled its first Pico Canyon well, which yielded about one hundred barrels per day. The discovery resulted in the erection of the first commercial oil . . . — Map (db m138332) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — Saugus School Bell
The bell in the tower of this station was fabricated by the C.S. Bell Company of Hillsboro, Ohio. It weighs approximately 400 pounds and measures 30 inches in diameter at the base. The bell originally hung in the belfry of Saugus Elementary School, . . . — Map (db m123935) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — 564 — William S. Hart Park and Museum
William S. Hart Park and Museum is the former ranch and home of the world famous Western silent film actor and director, William S. Hart. Today, guests visiting the park may enjoy a vast picnic area, a live collection of farm animals, a herd of . . . — Map (db m120773) HM
California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — Amelia Earhart
First woman aviator to fly the Atlantic Ocean. Lost at sea, 1937 during around-the-world flight. — Map (db m116360) HM
California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — El Portal Theatre
Hollywood Comes North The community of North Hollywood was still a year away from being given that official name when a jewel box of a theatre called the "El Portal" opened in October of 1926. The world was still a year away . . . — Map (db m133335) HM
California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — Lankershim Train Depot
Laying Tracks, and a Foundation for the Future Land is the secret to Southern California's prosperity, but it isn't worth much without a way to move the goods and services it generates. This modest wooden building on a small parcel of land . . . — Map (db m137867) HM
California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — Pierce Brothers Valhalla Dignity MemorialVietnam Wall Experience
“Solders rest thy warfare O’er. Dream of fighting fields no more sleep the sleep that knows not breaking morn of toil, nor night of waking.” ~Sir Walter Scott — Map (db m55760) HM
California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — Portal of the Folded WingsShrine to Aviation
Dedicated To The Honored Dead Of American Aviation On The 50th Anniversary Of Powered Flight, Dec. 17, 1953, By Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker USAF (Ret.) - - - - - - - - - - - - Beneath The Memorial tablets in this sacred portal rest the . . . — Map (db m116211) HM
California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — Weddington Family
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 m137712) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Northridge — Carl DentzelNorthridge Pioneer — Cordillera del Norte —
This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Carl Schaefer Dentzel (1913-1950), Northridge pioneer and Chamber of Commerce president; director of the Southwest Museum for 25 years; and founding member of Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Board. It was . . . — Map (db m142448) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Northridge — Lauretta Wasserstein Sculpture Garden“Post-Tension”
On January 17, 1994, Los Angeles and the surrounding region experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Northridge. To commemorate the rebuilding of the region and CSUN, we created the sculpture garden incorporating remnants of the . . . — Map (db m125974) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Norwalk — American Legion Norwalk Post 359
Chartered 1929 Historical Landmark — Map (db m65828) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Norwalk — Norwalk Square
Erected 1951-1954 by Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company Logo showing a famous Giant Redwood view with a cutout for the road to go through. "Giant of the Pacific" 1866 Undertaken in behalf of the company's half-million . . . — Map (db m65827) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pacific Palisades — 881 — Port Los Angeles"The Long Wharf"
In 1893 the Southern Pacific Railroad Company completed its 4,720-foot wharf which served as a deep water port for the Los Angeles area. After San Pedro became Los Angeles' official harbor in 1897, shipping activity at Port Los Angeles declined. . . . — Map (db m50984) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pacific Palisades — 840 — Santa Monica Forestry Station
In 1887, the State Board of Forestry established the nation's first experimental forestry station. Located in Rustic Canyon, the station tested exotic trees for planting in California, established plantations for management studies, and produced . . . — Map (db m119875) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, on February 14th, 1913. In the 1930s he won the junior pilot aerobatic meet, barnstormed the country, operated two flying schools and competed in air races. In 1941 he joined the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and tested . . . — Map (db m115527) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — A-4AR Cockpit Trainer
SN: 01 Date Acquire: 2004 From: Lockheed Displayed: 2010

The A-4 cockpit trainer was constructed by Lockheed to train pilots in the use of the newly installed controls found in the modified A-4AR Argentina aircraft.

A-4AR . . . — Map (db m115176) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — B-2 SpiritNicknamed "Stealth Bomber" — General Information —
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman Corporation Production Period: 1993 to 1997 Number Produced: 21 Production Series: Production Blocks 10, 20, and 30 Roles: Originally designed as a land-based all-weather intercontinental . . . — Map (db m47722) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Blackbird Air ParkAir Force Plant 42
[Panel #1] Blackbird Wind Tunnel Model (One-Twelfth Scale) Aircraft models such as this are used in high-speed wind tunnels to test aerodynamic shapes, stresses, and temperatures. This particular model was used for testing all . . . — Map (db m115129) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — F-101 VOODOO Escort FighterGENERAL INFORMATION
Left Panel

Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell-Douglas and The Boeing Company) Production Period: 1957 to 1961 Number Produced: 885 total all sources Production Series: F-101A, B & C, RF-101A, B,C,G; EF-101B, . . . — Map (db m115298) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — F-104
F-104s were versatile work-horses in NASA's stable of research and support aircraft, accumulating more than 18,000 flights in a variety of missions.

Registered as N812NA, this aircraft is one of three F-104s built specially for NASA for use as . . . — Map (db m122019) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — F-86F-30
[Right Panel:] F-86F-30 A/C SN: 23231 Construction #1021 FAA Registration N91FS Date Acquired: August, 1998 From: Own, donated by Tractor Corp Displayed: October, 1998 23 April 54 - First Flight 11 May 54 - . . . — Map (db m47721) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 / A-4C Skyhawk
James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 Born Aug 23, 1920, in Offerle, Kansas. He was the 6th son of 18 children. In 1940, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a Private. As he worked up in rank to Sergeant, he also was sent to pilot school. He received . . . — Map (db m47729) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Lamont Odett Vista PointDedicated to — Lamont "Monty" Odett —
Monty Odett believed in and continuously worked for progress and development in the Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley Freeway will remain a lasting testimonial to his dedication. Concrete monument to the cooperation between community leadership . . . — Map (db m78267)
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — MK-20 Rockeye Cluster Bomb Unit
SN: Unkown Date Acquired: June 1, 2008 From: US Air Force Displayed: July 30, 2008

This Units History

Was used on the F-117 program as a test load.

The MK-20 Rockeye is a free-fall, unguided Cluster Bomb Unit (CBU) designed . . . — Map (db m115175) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Palmdale School House
Built in 1886 Dedicated to the Citizens of Palmdale. October 16, 1986 On April 10, 1888 the Palmdale School District was formed and this building served as its first school. The school, located near 27th East & Ave R-8, was attended by the . . . — Map (db m53031) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 / C-140 Jetstar
Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 After receiving primary and secondary civilian pilot training. Butchart enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1942. Upon his completion of flight training at Corpus Christi, Tex., he joined torpedo-bomber Air . . . — Map (db m47723) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — The Aerospace ValleyThey All Had The Right Stuff
With more than 150 "First Flight" records and numerous milestone in flight, the Antelope Valley has been home to Aerospace throughout the century. These numerous accomplishments include: -Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager's breaking of . . . — Map (db m55372) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — The San Andreas Fault
One of the most outstanding geological feautures in California, extending for over 650 miles from Point Arena, North of San Francisco, to south of San Gorgonio Pass. Between twenty and thirty miles deep and more than a mile wide in some locations. . . . — Map (db m138219) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — William J. "Pete" Knight1929-2004 — F-100 Super Sabre —
William J. "Pete" Knight (November 18, 1929 – May 8, 2004) was a combat pilot, test pilot, Astronaut, and US politician. Knight holds the world’s speed record for flight in a winged powered aircraft. Knight enlisted in the United States . . . — Map (db m118711) HM

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