This walk through parts of East Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz will showcase fossils from the 'forbidden city' that exists within Los Angeles.
Walkers will explore once-common building types like bungalow courts and dingbats that were outlawed or suppressed - sometimes on purpose, sometimes unintentionally - by changes to zoning and building rules. We will end at a 'backlash building' - one of the places that inspired the height limits, downzonings, and other development restrictions common in the city.
All participants will receive a timeline of significant land rule changes that created our forbidden city.
Walk leader Mark Vallianatos is director of LAplus and a former LA Walks advisory board member.
STARTLOCATION: The walk will start at the Vermont / Santa Monica Metro Red Line station.
END LOCATION: We will end at Los Feliz towers (Los Feliz Blvd and Hillhurst Ave). Participants can proceed to lunch in Los Feliz / Silver Lake/ East Hollywood, go on to Griffith Park, or can return to the Vermont / Sunset Metro Red Line station.