Episode #15: Preserving Historic Los Angeles: On the Streets and In The Archives

Tune in to Episode Fifteen of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Jenny Watts, curator of photographs at the Huntington Library, about the accession and digitization of 70,000 negatives from the archives of Southern California Edison, documenting electricity in the southland from the late 19th century through the 1960s. We also sit
down with Ken Bernstein, head of Historic Resources for the City of Los Angeles, to discuss the challenges facing the preservation of the city’s nearly 30,000 historically-designated structures, and the tools available for keeping them around for future generations.

All this, plus cultural musings on the latest Battle on Bunker Hill (HOA versus renters), new palm trees for Elysian Park, the community benefits of trailer park living, and East L.A.‘s giant tamale in peril, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of April 29th, 2013.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

The Battle of Bunker Hill.

Palms for Elysian Park.

How the Trailer Park could Save us All.

The East L.A.’s Tamale-shaped building in the news (original Esotouric blog post, Richard on KABC7 News, Richard on KPCC’s Off-Ramp, Curbed, L.A. Weekly, Grubstreet, Eastersider L.A.)

Southern California Edison Collection at the Huntington.

What is your favorite historical place in Los Angeles? Share it with Survey L.A.

The City of L.A.’s Office of Historic Resources.

Memorial Day Tour of Savannah Cemetery.