Historic Filipinotown Tours
By Eddie North-Hager/Special to LAist
For a time, the neighborhood squeezed between the Hollywood Freeway and Temple Boulevard seemed to be filled with sharp dressed men in Macintosh suits, Fedoras on their heads and little money in their pockets walking up the hilly streets serenading women on their balconies.
Through the magic of UCLA’s Hypercities and ReMap mobile technologies and a partnership with the Pilipinos Workers Center, more than 200 Angelenos were able to experience Historic Filipinotown like never before.
Tourists could choose from four eras and perspectives for their walk around the two-square-mile neighborhood: Filipino fountain pen boys (1898-1945 ), Filipino farm workers (1945-1965), a Latina teen (1965-2002) or a Filipina caregiver (2002-present ).