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"Stair Street Ghosts" is a festive self guided walking tour celebrating the unique history of Mt. Angelus and the streets and stairs named after famous Suffragists and Abolitionists of the 19th century. There are nine scenic stair streets concentrated on Mt. Angelus. For this one day event, all the stair streets will be open for the first time in over twenty years. The event also coincides with the 100 year anniversary of women's right to vote in California, almost a decade earlier than the rest of the country.
Self Guided Historic Walking Tour, Art installations & Performers, Halloween mask making table for Kids, L.A. Stair Street historical display by local author, Robert Inman.
Musical guests will beckon from the Stairways including local artists:
- Buffy Visick,
- Rachel Mintz will sing historic suffrage songs
3:45 pm Local stair street guidebook author, Charles Fleming will lead a personal walking tour.
5:30 pm Halloween Parade with kids, adults and Ghostly Historic Figures – all welcome. Gather at the foot of Monte Vista stair at Livermore terrace
Come in costume!
Tour starting point/ get your map at the corner of Mt. Angelus Drive and Livermore Terrace, 90042, in the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park
Further details: Please take public transit, bike or walk if possible.Street parking is available on Piedmont Avenue in front of the Recreation Center. Highland Park Gold line station is located two blocks away.
A public art event by Louisa Van Leer
Sponsored in part by: Artist's Bailout Grant, Highland Park Heritage Trust & Council District 1
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Mt. Angelus' "Stair Street Ghosts"
By Louisa Van Leer
Stair Streets are the urban residue of the days when cars were the exception, not the rule; these scenic hillside paths can be found scaling the steepest neighborhoods of
Pond-Pope named many of the
Fast forward to 1987…five of the nine public stair streets on
Article first published in “Cornerstone,” newsletter of the