LA's cultural and historical legacy: more than being able to turn right at a red light
February 28, 2015 2:00 PM   Subscribe

HistoricPlacesLA is the first online information and management system specifically created to inventory, map, and help protect the City of Los Angeles' significant historic resources. It showcases the city's diversity of historic resources, including architecturally significant buildings and places of social importance as well as historic districts, bridges, parks, and streetscapes. You can search for specifics or try some popular seaches, and the map view let's you combine different overlays and base maps.
posted by Room 641-A (6 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Helpful hint: When you get a list of places you can click the "location filter" button to reveal a map, along with map tools like overlays.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:13 PM on February 28, 2015

Super cool. Thanks!
posted by persona au gratin at 8:20 PM on February 28, 2015

The project has great potential, but at launch it's missing (self-link) a surprising number of important, non-landmarked buildings. I very much hope that the funding can be found to fill in the data--and that the community will be able to contribute additions and corrections--because L.A.'s history is under assault from developers.
posted by Scram at 9:43 PM on February 28, 2015 [2 favorites]

Eclectic combination of stylistic features from several countries of the Mediterranean

This is fun.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 10:14 PM on February 28, 2015

My dad and uncles's arcade of shops in Hollywood is listed, but no detail. No mention of Grampa's Pickwick.
posted by brujita at 11:44 PM on February 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

The L.A. Conservancy also has a searchable, mappable database of historic places in L.A. County.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:03 AM on March 1, 2015

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