West Hollywood Preservation Alliance

To identify, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of West Hollywood

Category: Walking Tours

March 10 Doors Walking Tour

Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, center, with Tere Tereba (left) and members of the Doors at Pamela’s shop Themis, 947 N. La Cienega Blvd.

DOORS TOUR SATURDAY! We’ll walk #WEHO

This Saturday March 10, 4-6 pm. We’ll start at Tara 1342 N Laurel Ave. (Free parking passes) and walk 1 1/2 miles, from Jim Morrison’s last US residence, past Irv’s Burgers original location, Elektra Records, the site of Themis and the Doors office, with a final stop at fave hang Barney’s Beanery!

$20 ticket includes entry to Pam Curson flat and balance of proceeds benefit the West Hollywood Preservation Alliance.

Rezzies: royoldenkamp@gmail.com

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Sunset Strip Walking Tours

West Hollywood Preservation Alliance

Sunset Strip Walking Tours

Saturday February 10th & 17th. 3pm

NOTE: Saturday, February 10th is sold out.

Meeting location TBA

$15 or free with WHPA membership!

Your Host Davey Redondo from hit 80’s sensation One Hit Wonders leads you on a tour up one end of the Strip and down the other. Dress in theme attire and we’ll stop in a legendary watering hole for a libation and some history chatter. ROCK ON!

Email royoldenkamp@gmail.com to reserve a spot!!

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Two Exciting Preservation Events for You – May 22 & May 25

A walking tour of West Hollywood’s North Harper Avenue Historic District on May 22 and a screening of short films on local LGBTQ historic places on May 25 are the highlights of this year’s celebration of preservation month. Mark your calendars to attend:

Hooray for (West) Hollywood Annual Historic Preservation Celebration

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Free

Location: North Harper Avenue Historic District

1300-1330 N. Harper Avenue

Travel back in time via clips of movies shot in West Hollywood going back to 1944, then take a walking tour of the magnificent 1920s apartment buildings of the North Harper Avenue Historic District. City staff will be on hand to answer questions about the benefits available to owners of historic homes, and refreshments will be served.

LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. Screening and Panel Conversation with the Los Angeles Conservancy

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

$5 charge waived at door for WHPA members

Location: Great Hall, Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

This event features a special screening and panel conversation showcasing the Los Angeles Conservancy’s first three short films on significant LGBTQ spaces and civil rights stories. The films showcase the following locations: The Black Cat (Silver Lake), The Woman’s Building (Chinatown), and Plummer Park, Great Hall/Long Hall (West Hollywood). The event will also explore other LGBTQ historic places throughout Los Angeles.

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West Hollywood Historic Preservation Alliance Summer Walking Tours

The Romanesque Building on Harper Avenue.

August and September offer a fun selection of WEHO walking tours of famous landmarks and stunning world-class architecture. From Deco to The Doors, from Mid-Mod to movie stars, lots to see!

1. GOLDEN AGE OF (WEST) HOLLYWOOD

August 6 SATURDAY -10:30 AM

Long before there was Weho there was another West Hollywood, also full of stars & bars. We venture on foot to the playgrounds of the legends, from the Roaring Twenties to the Sunset Strip riots-our most popular tour.

2. DOORS TOUR

August 13 SATURDAY – 3PM

Dress in your rock finery as we rock out to the music of The Doors and visit the favorite hangs of Jim and the boys. A dozen sites in a dozen blocks, this was Jim’s creative home. Follow the Lizard King’s footsteps- bring your own Jack Daniels!

(Extra optional $15 fee to enter grounds of Cherie Amour, last known US residence of Jim Morrison.)

3. GOLDEN AGE OF (WEST) HOLLYWOOD

August 20 SATURDAY 10:30 AM

Reprise of our most popular tour.

4. A THICKET OF FICKETTS

August 27 SATURDAY 3PM

Mid Century Modern Mania as we visit the Space Age Bachelor Pads of Ed Fickett, AIA. These fanciful 50’s apartments epitomize So Cal living. Dress 50’s if you can!

TOUR INFO

Tours begin at Tara at Laurel Park 1343 N. Laurel Ave, West Hollywood. See MAP.

Select complimentary parking passes for Zone 6 are available to first five cars.

Other parking options: free on Fountain Avenue (Read signs!) and metered parking on Sunset or pay parking in 8000 Sunset -Trader Joe’s. For passes, please arrive fifteen minutes early to secure a spot.

Suggested attire: Thematic clothing is always a plus, dress for comfort, possible sultry weather, hat and sunscreen suggested. Bring a water bottle for hydration.

Tour is a gentle walk, suitable for all. Wheelchair friendly.

COSTS

Tours cost $20 per person.

WHPA members can take one tour for free. (Subsequent tours are $10 per member.)

Payment via cash, square or check. MEMBERSHIP includes one free tour ($20 value) and half priced tours all year (BEST VALUE- plus we want you as a member!)

RESERVATIONS

Space is limited, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation, please email us by clicking HERE. [info@whpa.c]

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Email: info@westhollywoodpreservationalliance.org
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