LA Architecture Walking Tours

August 27, 2011

Are you shopping for Downtown Los Angeles homes? When you plan your home shopping trip, leave room for a walking tour or two. The Los Angeles Conservancy has several. These are two of the best. Los Angeles real estate in the 1920s and 1930s was booming when Art Deco was all the rage. The Art Deco tour delves into the history and style of Art Deco architecture. Downtown Los Angeles hosts an amazing collection of Art Deco buildings, which you can see on tour every Saturday starting 10:00AM. It is about 1.5 of walking and lasts about 2.5 hours. The tour begins at Pershing Square, (Olive Street and 6th Street). The Broadway Historic Theatre District tour explores the largest National Register Historic Theatre District in the United States. The district, which is between Third Street and Olympic Boulevard, has twelve movie palaces which were built between 1910 and 1931. The interiors and exteriors reflect the entertainment industry’s imagination and flamboyance at the time. The tour is mostly exterior, as access to the interior auditoriums is limited and not consistent. It also starts at 10:00AM, but lasts for a full 3 hours involving 1.75 miles of walking.

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