Originally Posted by 7psmi
I keep thinking it was a place for drug trafficking in the 70's or something.
You peeked my interest, and your right.
Echo Park was the original center of the film industry in Los Angeles, before the studios moved toHollywood just before World War I.
The 1960's television series Gilligan's Island was shot in the area
The area is popular with modern filmmakers for the pre-World War II look of some districts.
Before World War II Echo Park was a middle class neighborhood, nicknamed "Red Hill" for a concentration of political radicals living there.
The commercial district along Sunset Boulevard suffered greatly in the1950's from the condemnation of the residences in nearby Chavez Ravine to build Dodger Stadium.
The area in the immediate vicinity of the park itself became seriously beset by problems with drugs and gangs in the 1970's and 1980's.
Postwar flight to the suburbs resulted in Echo Park becoming overwhelmingly Latino.
Bordering the park are the cathedral of the Episcopalian diocese of Los Angeles and the famous Angelus Temple, a large Foursquare Gospel church built by Canadian-born Pentacostal evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in 1923.
Interesting life story. Kidnapping, white slavery, obstruction of justice, nervous breakdown, suicide etc.
Just thought this was kind of funny.
A complete naturist/nudist resort with year-round facilities for naturism/nudism within a short distance of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Explore some of the city's tallest public stairways
and steepest streets on this approximately 2-hour long tour.