Special Event: Palos Verdes Ancient & Modern — Saturday, April 8th


Bus Tour Description

Get on the bus as Esotouric heads to the Palos Verdes Peninsula for an all-new one-time-only bus adventure, one of our 10th Anniversary special events.

On this action packed excursion, we’ll delve into prehistory with recently-uncovered evidence of ancient cultivated plantations, celebrate Mid-Century Modern architecture with an insider’s tour of Paul R. Williams’ time capsule 1960s SeaView subdivision, get a walk through of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition Aaron G. Green and California Organic Architecture with curator Alan Hess and have a rare opportunity to tour Green’s stunning cliffside Anderson Residence (1959), visit the 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival Malaga Cove Plaza with architectural historian Ann Hugh, and visit the local history research center of the Palos Verdes Library District Central Library with archivist Monique Sugimoto, who will take us through a new exhibition on early 20th Century Palos Verdes architecture.

If you’re fascinated by the built environment and curious to discover secrets of the most beautiful corner of Southern California, you won’t want to miss this very special Esotouric bus adventure.


A special surprise guest researcher will join us at Friendship Park, San Pedro to share his findings. He says: “Before the Spanish claimed this land and named it Palos Verdes, it was sacred to the Gabrielino/Tongva people who according to archeological evidence, lived in the area for at least 15,000 years. Legend says they blessed the land and made it the most beautiful place on earth. I have found evidence of a plantation more than 9000 years old that once covered the length of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Join me for a guided tour of a small portion of this ancient man-made landscape.”


Guest host Price T. Morgan welcomes us to his architecturally significant neighborhood for an informative walking tour. On just one block, we’ll see 7 of the 9 house models Paul R. Williams created for the 190-home subdivision SeaView, including a rare butterfly roof, plus iconic outrigger beam rooflines, custom garage doors, stunning examples of Palos Verdes and Texas Shell stone work, and many other time capsule details.


Aaron Green (1917–2001) was an internationally recognized architect and associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. Adopting Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture, Green had a thriving practice distinguished by his commitment to a harmonious relationship between site and structure, and a respect for the properties of the natural materials he utilized. This exhibition examines Aaron Green’s application of organic architecture to a wide range of projects, both public and private, throughout California.

Please note that this is a Special Event, and vouchers and discounts good on our regularly scheduled bus adventures are not accepted for this tour.


Check in for this tour is 9:30 am for a 10:00 am sharp departure. We will return around 5:00 pm. There are no paper tickets: your name will be on a list at the bus door. We will stop mid-day for a self-hosted picnic lunch, so bring something good to eat, and anything (non-alcoholic) you’d like to drink during the day. We will supply coffee and water. Please dress appropriately for our on and off bus adventures along the shoreline. This tour occurs rain or shine.

Please see below for parking information. We are recommending that all attendees park in the parking lot listed below because we are returning after dark. No other nearby pay lots will be open when the tour begins.

Parking / Breakfast suggestions

Paid lot parking is available directly across the street from the Daily Dose Cafe, at the Perfect Parking, Inc. lot at 1805 Industrial Street. Parking is market rate and can be $10 or more. Reserve in advance with Perfect Parking, Inc. at least 48 hours before arrival to secure $7 all day parking by contacting Sergio.

The Daily Dose is a great place for breakfast, but we recommend that you arrive about a half an hour before check in, so that neither you nor the cafe is rushed.

Need to reach us on tour day? Please phone Richard at 213-915-8687 after 8am.

No audio or video-taping without permission. We regret that there are no refunds for passengers who miss the bus.

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The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021
(213) 281-9300


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