“A remarkable gift to a city that has mystified and confounded writers for more than a century, Ancient L.A. is a delight. Well written and scholastically exact, its evocation of the origins of Los Angeles is really masterful. This is a wonderful book!” –Dr. Kevin Starr, Former State Librarian of California
Progressive L.A. reveals Los Angeles’ early Twentieth Century planning achievements and their subsequent sabotage. The first chapter uncovers Echo Park’s betrayal. The second tells the oil and water tale of Temple-Beaudry. The third, snakes through the San Fernando Valley unmasking the trolley-destroying moneymen behind the sprawling State Highway system.
Echo Park Rhythm Section; Echo Park—CLOSED; Echo Park—FOR SALE; Echo Park—SOLD