LAistory: Mapping LAist's LAistory Series


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Our team of researchers* are still knee-deep in material prepping for the next big entry in our series, so in the meanwhile, we thought we'd assemble this map that locates the places and events we've covered so far as LAistory closes in on its 1-year anniversary. Many of the places we've covered aren't even there anymore, but some vestiges remain in the form of buildings re-purposed or re-designed, ruins, plaques and tributes, or, if you're the believing sort, ghosts.

The map is a work in progress, and as we add entries to the series, we'll add placemarks (and photos and the like are forthcoming). Use it to waste away some time in your cubicle during your workday (we won't tell!), to plan your own adventures, or for when you have out of town guests who like history and expect you to play tour guide. Enjoy!

*and by "researchers" I mean myself and series co-contributor, Jacy Young.

LAistory is our series that takes us on a journey to what came before to help us understand where we are today.

Check out our other entries in the series:

Val Verde; Thelma Todd's Roadside Cafe; An eclectic house in Beverly Hills; Echo Park's Bonnie Brae House; Marineland of the Pacific; Grand Central Air Terminal; LA's Own Wrigley Field; How LA got its name; The wreck of the Dominator; The 1925 "Hollywood Subway."; The Pink Lady of Malibu; Lions Drag Strip; Disneyland...when it was cheap to get in; The ugliest building in the city; Union Station; Union Station's Fred Harvey Room; A Smelly Mystery at another train station; The Egyptian Theatre; Pilgrimage Bridge; The "It" Girl, Clara Bow; Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin; Get Involved!; Houdini's House; Spanish Kitchen; The Platinum Blonde; Chutes Park; Fatty Arbuckle; The Brown Derby; Griffith Park; The Outpost Sign; Cross Roads of the World; Sowden House; Monkey Island ; Carthay Circle Theater; The Post-War House & the Home of Tomorrow; Dan the Miner; Tropical Ice Gardens; William Desmond Taylor; Alligator Farm; Schwab's Pharmacy; Tail O' the Pup; Good Reads; Fatty Arbuckle's Plantation Cafe; The Garden of Allah.