Join us this week as we talk with LA Public Library map librarian Glenn Creason about the resources the collection can offer the curious urban researcher. Then we dip down to San Diego, for a visit with Louise Torio, board chair of the Friends Of the Villa Montezuma, to learn about an astonishing Victorian mansion, constructed by civic boosters to the specifications of a charismatic spiritualist, which still stands in the Historic Sherman Heights District.

We’ll also discuss the troubling NTSB incident report on the closure of Angels Flight, a Wallace Neff house in danger and an iconic 76 station on the verge of landmarking in Beverly Hills, new life for Tom Bergin’s, and tenant at last in the old Craby Joe’s space at 7th & Main Streets. All this and more as Kim and Richard usher in the week of Oct 14th, 2013

Photo: The Villa Montezuma, Sherman Heights Historic District, San Diego.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Villa Montezuma website.

The death of Jesse Shepard from Kim’s 1947project blog.

Glen Creaon’s book Los Angeles in Maps.

LAPL map collection online, and the finding aid.

Angels Flight closed, again. 

Beverly Hills 76 Station a likely landmark.

Tom Bergins will rise again.

A Neff on the ropes.

Wendell opens in the old Craby Joe’s space.

LAVA’s October Monthly Sunday Salon

Broadway On My Mind Walking Tour #4, right after Salon.