Secret Stairs A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles
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Description: In a city known for its fast cars and freeways, this guide reveals a unique feature of the Los Angeles cityscape: more than 200 stairways across the hilly sections of the city, many of which are remnants from the days when most city residents depended on streetcars and buses for transportation. Containing more than 40 walks and detailed maps, this handbook highlights the charms and quirks of this quintessential feature of Los Angeles' development and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and historical features of each staircase and the neighborhoods in which the steps are located. Rated for duration and difficulty, the circular walks deliver tales of historic homes, their fascinating inhabitants, and troves of historic triviasuch as where William Faulkner lived while he wrote the screenplay forTo Have and Have Not, where Graham Nash lived, and where actress Thelma Todd was murderedwhile other walks highlight spectacular homes by some of southern California's most important architects, including Neutra and Schindler. From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena and walking the vintage Red Car Loop in Silver Lake to taking the Beachwood Canyon Hollywoodland hike and enjoying the magnificent ocean views from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, these staircases present a new way for urban explorers to discover a little-known side of the City of Angels.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Charles Fleming is a former Newsweek writer living in Los Angeles.
|Pasadena and The East|
|Pasadena-La Loma Road|
|Glassell Park North-York and Beyond|
|Glassell Park South-Taylor Yard|
|Hermon and Highland Park|
|Highland Park-Southwest Museum|
|El Sereno Circles|
|Happy Valley and Montecito Heights|
|Downtown Los Angeles|
|Echo Park Lake Victorians|
|Music Box Loop|
|Silver Lake Circles|
|Sunset Junction Loop|
|Silver Lake Terraces West|
|Coffee Table Loop|
|Silver Lake Terraces East|
|Cove-Loma Vista Loop|
|Silver Lake Court|
|Los Angeles River Loop|
|Hollywood and Los Feliz|
|Los Feliz-Griffith Park Loop|
|Franklin Hills East-Lyric Loop|
|Franklin Hills West-Radio-Prospect Loop|
|Fern Dell and Immaculate Heart|
|Bronson Canyon Loop|
|Hollywood Bowl and High Tower Loop|
|Universal City-Happy Trails|
|Santa Monica and The West|
|Santa Monica-Bluffs and Beach Walk|
|Santa Monica-Rustic Canyon Loop|
|Pacific Palisades-Giant Steps|