The Los Angeles Conservancy will host its “We Heart Garden Apartments!” tour on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. For more information and registration, visit http://www.laconservancy.org/gardentour.
The LA Conservancy writes, “Imagine living in a garden oasis in the middle of America’s second-largest city. Thousands of people do, and it’s a unique and endangered way of life in development-prone L.A. Here’s a chance to see what life is like in historic garden apartments, “villages in the city” that could never be built today.”
Los Angeles has one of the largest collections of garden apartments in the nation, with nearly forty built between the late 1930s and the mid-1950s. Why are these communities so special?
- They put people first, connecting people to each other and to nature
- They are forward-thinking, blending housing needs with innovative architecture, landscape design, and city planning
- They are still great places to live today!
You’ll also learn about our efforts to preserve Wyvernwood in Boyle Heights (1939), L.A.’s first large-scale garden apartment community, which is threatened with demolition.