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Old 10-24-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: NYC
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How many of you have ever paid a visit to Angelino Heights? If you haven't, I really suggest you do so, especially if you're into architecture. This small community is located right next to Echo Park and I believe has the highest concentration of Victorian homes in LA. Another reason why I love the Eastside!

Sorry for the less than stellar quality of the photos, I've got a crappy camera.





















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Old 10-24-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: California
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Definitely a cool area.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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It's a real place? Angelino Heights sounds made-up, kind of like Green Acres or Malibu.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Earth
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It's a real place? Angelino Heights sounds made-up, kind of like Green Acres or Malibu.
Yes, it is a real place in southern Echo Park, just south of Sunset and east of Echo Park Ave.

But why is it spelled "Angelino" instead of "Angeleno"? Was the neighborhood founded by Italians? Perhaps some lost former Little Italy that disappeared long ago?
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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Nice pictures of the Victorian architecture in Angelino Heights. Great neighborhood that is often overlooked. A good write up on the area is at LAist: Neighborhood Project: Angelino Heights
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Your photos are nice and evocative, matt, you needn't apologize. A beautiful example of why L.A. needs protective historic zones, so that we retain treasures like this in our otherwise tear-down city. (Sorcerer68, where are you? Another preservation enthusiast.)
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Your photos are nice and evocative, matt, you needn't apologize. A beautiful example of why L.A. needs protective historic zones, so that we retain treasures like this in our otherwise tear-down city. (Sorcerer68, where are you? Another preservation enthusiast.)
Thanks for the compliment. Yes, I agree that we need more historic zones. Since I'm new to the area, I'm still learning about LA's history. This might be incorrect, but the general impression I get is that this city, particularly in the mid-20th Century, was so caught up in being the "city of the future" that it completely ignored its past. Thus, you see all these grand theaters on Broadway with beautiful irreplaceable architecture, being used to sell cheap electronics and fake jewelry. The city of LA basically said, "Downtown's old, the Westside's new - who cares about Downtown?" - and we see the consequences today. It's an absolute travesty that those buildings on Broadway are being used the way they are. Also in downtown, I wonder how many buildings are today parking lots?
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Great pictures!!!

Love Victorian architecture. It is a welcome addition to the Los Angeles landscape. Those places are just so pretty and it looks like a nice neighborhood.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: California
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Yes, it is a real place in southern Echo Park, just south of Sunset and east of Echo Park Ave.

But why is it spelled "Angelino" instead of "Angeleno"? Was the neighborhood founded by Italians? Perhaps some lost former Little Italy that disappeared long ago?
Angelino sounds like Spanish to me. I think Angeleno is pronounced like Angelino when spoken in English.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Your photos are nice and evocative, matt, you needn't apologize. A beautiful example of why L.A. needs protective historic zones, so that we retain treasures like this in our otherwise tear-down city. (Sorcerer68, where are you? Another preservation enthusiast.)
another one, here. i have photos of angelino heights in my flickr stream as well. i'm also fond of spaulding square, a tiny historic overlay zone located near sunset and fairfax that often plays quaint little towns in the movies.
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