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December 2020

Esotouric Presents “A Cultural History of Grand Central Market, 1917-2020” webinar

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

For more than a century, the heart and soul of Downtown Los Angeles has been an old-school, open-air food market in the Homer Laughlin Building at 3rd and Broadway/Hill Streets. Grand Central Market was where generations of bargain hunting Angelenos shopped for spices, flowers, baked goods, specialized cuts of meat, farm-fresh produce and select prepared delicacies, both local and imported. Here, multicultural Los Angeles simmered in a vibrant and beautiful melting pot, where colorful characters plied their trade and influenced…

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Esotouric Presents “A Cultural History of Angels Flight Railway, 1901-2020” webinar

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In the 1960s, as the Community Redevelopment Agency prepared to tear down the Victorian neighborhood of Bunker Hill, Angelenos (including the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Times) urged them to preserve one small and delightful feature: Colonel J.W. Eddy’s efficient, charming and portable funicular, Angels Flight Railway. In 1962, Angels Flight was declared Historic-Cultural Monument #4, in recognition of its significance, and the threat to its survival. And the CRA pledged that the wee conveyance would be stored, restored…

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