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Historic Sites of Los Angeles



The following are some of the many historic sites in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. For convenience they are arranged by area within the city. Since the Los Angeles River traverses much of the city, it is treated here. Go to Discovery of Los Angeles for a brief discussion of its discovery by Spanish explorers or to Early Settlement of Los Angeles.


Downtown || Eagle Rock, Mt. Washington, Pasadena || West Adams - USC
San Fernando Valley || Harbor Area || Hollywood - Wilshire

Downtown

Eagle Rock, Mt. Washington, Pasadena

West Adams - USC

San Fernando Valley

Harbor Area

Hollywood - Wilshire

In doing research on the history of Los Angeles, remember two other oranizations: the Los Angeles City Archives and the Local History Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library. These two organizations are major sources of both published and unpublished information on the city.