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.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.
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.