Highlight Hollywood News - May 21, 2012

West Adams Homes Tour: ‘Pathways To Yesteryear’ Next Month, Don’t Miss It, Highlight Hollywood Exclusive News

WAHA’s ANNUAL SPRING HOMES & ARCHITECTURE TOUR: Pathways to Yesteryear: Strolling the Street of Dreams, on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This is one of the most highly anticipated events every year in Los Angeles County. The region is rich with history, some of it from Hollywood’s big screen era, but lots of it also great American culture, which just happens to have occurred near and in what we consider to be Hollywood.  However, political greats, inventors, writers and the like have all called this region home.

Tour grand Victorian era mansions and Queen Anne Cottages alike in one of West Adams’ oldest neighborhoods, University Park. A century ago, Adams Boulevard was Los Angeles’s Street of Dreams – the main artery of a “Bon Ton District” that included Chester Place, St. James Park and the Belgravia Tract, home to some of the City’s finest residences. For this year’s Annual Spring Homes and Architecture Tour, West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) invites you to stroll these pathways to yesteryear. This self-guided walking tour will open the doors to a collection of historic buildings that evoke the times and memories of the late 19th century in Los Angeles. Tour visitors may also ramble through the grounds of Chester Place, L.A.’s oldest gated community. Developed in 1899 as an exclusive enclave, these historic mansions are now home to Mount St. Mary’s College.

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