Echo Park Stairway
Tour: Saturday, April
26 @ 10 a.m. The walk includes the
Baxter Stairs as
EPHS NEWS BLOG
Now you can keep up with our events and
other timely news by visiting
for the most up-to-date information. You can
also look up future events, meetings and
other tasks by referring to our
(Contact us to confirm dates)
well as Fellowship Park and info
on Red Gulch and architect Harwell
Harris. Starting Place:
Elysian Heights Elementary, 1562 Baxter
St. at Echo Park Ave. Reservations are
required. Building interiors are not
included. Please see
for reservations, maps and other
EPHS Board Meeting
Monday, April 21 @ 7 PM. The
monthly meeting of the EPHS board of
directors is open to all members.
Please RSVP to ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org
for location information.
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News & Notes
Heights Home Tour Docents:
docents are needed for an Angeleno
Heights Open House Tour on May 17 and
18. Volunteers will work a 3 hour shift
from 10 AM to 1 PM or from 1 PM to 4
PM. The tour, which serves a fundraiser
, will be held
in conjunction with the
Leo Politi 2008
. Samples of
the artist's work wil be on display
inside the homes.
Angelino or Angeleno?
you have not noticed, there has been a
difference of opinion about the proper
Angelino with the an "i" is how the city
of Los Angeles spells the name as does
the EPHS. But Bruce Lash of the Angeleno
Heights Trolley group and other
residents say it should be spelled with
two "e"s. He asks the EPHS to recognize
this as the proper spelling.
"Personally, I would like to see it
spelled in its original and correct
Spanish language form. But, at least
let's have it spelled as close to the
way that it was meant to be spelled by
the founders of our neighborhood," Lash
Newsletter & Poster Distribution:
Help distribute our quarterly
newsletter, posters and other
printed material to different
neighborhood locations . Please
Landmark Program Coordinator:
Help the EPHS nominate historically
significant buildings and sites as
official government monuments.
Join Now or Renew Your Membership
You can help us promote and preserve
our neighborhood's cultural and
architectural heritage by joining or
renewing your membership.
Our annual membership dues are
affordable, starting at $15 for
individuals and $25 for households.
Membership benefits include free or
reduced admission to our tours,
workshops and events; a quarterly
newsletter subscription and a free
Restoration Resources guide (upon
Thanks to those who have recently
joined or renewed their support:
Chris Pasles & Rick Galant, Deborah
Perrin, Dave Ptach, Arlouise White,
Stephen O'Donnell, Alan Smart,
Billie Carolyn Highberger, Susanna
Erdos, Netty Carr & Ray Valentine
and Anita Lacroix.
Restoration Message Board
is a great place to seek answers and share
solutions. Starting with this month's' email
newsletter, we will feature a message board
Question: The enamel on
the cast iron sink in my 1921 rental has
seen better days. I'm wondering if it is
cheaper to have the sink re-coated or if
I should just replace it with a modern
one. The damage is only to the surface
(no dents), but it's more than I can do
with a DIY touch up kit. Anyone know of
a good contractor to fix this?
If I choose to replace, does the
original sink have any salvage value?
It's a double sink with slanted draining
boards for each sink, about 6' long, and
sits on a base cabinet made for it. I'm
not sure it is original to the house -
could be '40s-'50s... Any way to tell?
Opera singer Marilyn Horne and husband symphony
conductor Henry Lewis lived on what street in
A. Altivo Way
B. Vista Gordo Street.
C. Park Drive
Yes, you can live in the past and in a fully
restored Victorian or Craftsman style apartment
in Angelino Heights. Call (213) 482-4458 for
Fine art and commercial photography by Echo Park
Black Star Building & Design
for period senstive renovation and modern
Plan for a rosy financial future with Rosie
Betanzos of Primerica Financial Services.
Terri Lloyd Company
provides advertising and marketing arts for
the small and emerging business.
Your Ad Here: Want to promote your
local business or service? Then advertise in the
Echo Park Historical Society's quarterly
newsletter (1,000 printed copies) and our
monthly e-mail (500 subscribers strong and
growing). Contact us at
Gifts & Guides
VINTAGE ECHO PARK
LAKE POSTCARDS: Reproductions of
vintage Echo Park Lake postcards are now
available for sale through the EPHS. Click
here to view the postcards. A set of four
different cards are available for $5
(includes postage and handling).
first version of our Restoration
Resource guide-designed to help find the
people, services and materials you need
to restore and maintain your old home-is
now available to EPHS members. We can
send you a copy by request via e- mail
or U.S. Postal Service. We will
continually be updating this guide. So,
if you have a great carpenter, roofer or
wood-floor refinisher to recommend,
please pass along their information to
The guide is free and available only to
1656 Altivo Way.
According to Part One of the
Elysian Heights Hill Dwellers
history, the couple was given the home
in the early 1960s as a wedding present.
One neighbor recalls that he would raise his
radio "in self defense" during the couple's
frequent practice sessions.