Saturday, February 28, 2009

Heritage Square Turns 40

Heritage Square, Los Angeles

On Saturday, March 7, help Heritage Square Museum celebrate its 40th anniversary.

It was on March 6, 1969, Monuments Nos 5 and 27 – the Salt Box and the Castle – were moved from on Bunker Hill to the Square (of course, they weren’t there long). The anniversary event begins at 2:00 p.m., costs ten bucks, and will feature talks by freshly re-elected City Councilman Ed Reyes and Dr Robert Winter, a long-time member of the Cultural Heritage Commission, a Heritage Square co-founder, and Los Angeles’s premiere architectural historian. Plus, I’m looking forward to the unveiling of the rebuilt veranda on HCM No. 413, the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon House, pictured above between the Ford House and the Palms-Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, both city landmarks. The original veranda was removed more than ninety years ago. You can find more information at the Heritage Square blog.


Anonymous said...

No kidding, 40? I remember when some of these old structures were lifted out of their former homes and brought into the park. My father would take us on Sunday drives to visit some of the old Victorians on Bunker Hill. I recently found a group of b&w photos he took of them.

Floyd B. Bariscale said...

40 years young, I should say. I hope you let the folks at On Bunker Hill know about those photos.