East Hollywood / Silver Lake

Hollyhock House, Barnsdal Art Park
EAST HOLLYWOOD / SILVER LAKE

East Hollywood and Silver Lake—sibling neighborhoods with a shared history of ethnic, social, and religious diversity, early motion picture achievements, and rich traditions in both activism and the arts.

Due in part to the proliferation of streetcar lines stretching out from downtown LA, both East Hollywood and Silver Lake started as vibrant suburban neighborhoods. East Hollywood prospered during the 20th century, becoming an educational and medical hub. It also became home to many groups, including Armenian, Filipino, Japanese, and Thai. Silver Lake boasts a long record of artistic achievements. It was the hub of the silent-era film industry, and notable Modernist architects lived and built there. Through years of demographic changes, Silver Lake has retained a strong bohemian streak, and it's little surprise that it was an early center of LGBTQ activism.

Angels Walk East Hollywood / Silver Lake brings you walking trails for not one, but two historically rich Los Angeles neighborhoods. Become acquainted with the Cahuenga Branch Library—one of only three surviving Carnegie libraries in Los Angeles; the Black Cat—site of one of the most important LGBTQ+ rights demonstrations in U.S. history; medical centers like Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and Cedars of Lebanon (now the Scientology building); and the Hollyhock House—a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, and the city’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Please Note: Angels Walk East Hollywood / Silver Lake consists of two walks—designed to be experienced individually. There are many sites to see and they are both quite long. If you choose to do both in one day, please prepare properly and plan for the distance.

EAST HOLLYWOOD

Distance & Average Completion Time ›

2

MILES

3-4

HOURS*

*Additional time may be required for optional “Side Strolls” and/or “Farther Afield” sites.

SILVER LAKE

Distance & Average Completion Time ›

1.4

MILES

2-3

HOURS*

*Additional time may be required for optional “Side Strolls” and/or “Farther Afield” sites.

EAST HOLLYWOOD / SILVER LAKE

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EAST HOLLYWOOD / SILVER LAKE

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EAST HOLLYWOOD / SILVER LAKE

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