Angelino Heights is the living, beating heart of Victorian Los Angeles, a nearly perfect late 19th century neighborhood where time seems to stand still.
But the historic district—including every location scout’s favorite Carroll Avenue—is actually the happy result of decades of carefully planned house moving, vintage streetlight sourcing, power line burial, design guideline crafting and passionate advocacy by local preservationists. They did such a terrific job that it looks as if it’s always been this way.
Esotouric invites you to take an immersive trip back in time into Angelino Heights, on a walk that tells the stories of the early Los Angeles neighborhood, its notable characters, landscape and landmarks, and the visionary Angelenos who invented new tools to protect and improve the district.
Starting from the foot of Angelino Heights on Sunset Boulevard, where the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul operated the city’s first hospital, we’ll set out to discover Angelino Heights’ rich and compelling cultural, architectural, historic preservation and true crime history. You’ll see fascinating bits of Victorian infrastructure both original and salvaged, get to know colorful locals like the artist Leo Politi, discover the architects who shaped this early streetcar suburb, see where little Marion Parker was held in the kidnapping case that captivated the nation, and enjoy a stroll among some of the most beautiful and eclectic residences in town.
This walking tour is illustrated with rare photos you can view on your smartphone.