As the cultural, social, and commercial epicenter of Black life in Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th Century, the thriving Central Avenue neighborhood was home to successful businesses, swinging jazz clubs, a stately hotel, and many active churches and social clubs.
Just east of the Los Angeles River, Boyle Heights possesses what is undoubtedly the most impressive history of diversity in the city, out of which developed a rich history of working-class solidarity and activism that remains strong today.
East Hollywood / Silver Lake
These neighborhoods were early suburbs of downtown L.A. that evolved into vibrant and distinct communities—each boasting strong legacies of artistry, innovation, and inclusion. Today, East Hollywood is home to the city’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Elements of an Angels Walk
Angels Walk LA’s guidebooks—featuring maps, photos, and text—are all you need to explore our city’s rich heritage. Each guidebook is designed to take you on a self-guided journey through a distinctive Los Angeles neighborhood.
Our walking trail maps are designed specifically for pedestrians; they’re an invaluable tool for navigating a neighborhood’s points of interest, and they also provide public transportation information.
Angels Walk LA’s stanchions are placed along the walking trail and tell the story of times gone by. These on-sidewalk interpretive markers highlight people, places, and events with informative text and vintage photographs.