02 November 2010

Area Event: Walk on 7th Street in the Steps of Angeleno Ancestors

Now that you've searched and found the names and vital statistics, such as birth, marriage and death dates, of your ancestors ... Maybe you've learned that they lived or worked in downtown Los Angeles from the late 1890s to the 1920s or even on into the 1970s ... what now?

The next step is to learn a bit about the history and architecture that surrounded your Angeleno ancestors. You could spend the day surfing the web, or visiting the local library - better yet, immerse yourself in the time and place. Soak up the culture and history. Take advantage of research that's already been completed by participating in the LA Conservancy's "Strolling on 7th Street" event on November 7, 2010, from 10 am to 4 pm.

We pass this information along from our friends at the Los Angeles Conservancy:
On one day only, the Los Angeles Conservancy will offer guided tours of historic spots along Seventh between Figueroa and Los Angeles Streets. Park your car and stroll with us down a mile of history with rare access to a residential loft, stunning views, a former rotating restaurant, and more.

In addition to the tour itself, the Historic Downtown L.A. Retail Project will offer suggestions for local dining, and Wordspace will hold a live reading after the tour with poems, stories, and performances inspired by Seventh Street.
Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for Los Angeles Conservancy members, and $10 for kids 12 and under. A list of the tour sites and full details are on the LA Conservancy Strolling on 7th Street event website.

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