Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 3-6pm Halloween walking tour of Mt. Angelus stair streets

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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:
- Artichoke,
- 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


  1. Congratulations and thanks again Louisa. I had such a wonderful time exploring and learning about Mt. Angelus history. A great example of a time when places were built for people and not cars. I hope this becomes an annual event highlighting this unique neighborhood.

  2. Luisa, just wanted to say thanks for taking a keen interest in Mt. Angelus and sharing its wonderful history with everyone. Hope to see all the stair streets open for all to enjoy and access - bringing back the sense of neighborhood to our little hill as we are encouraged to walk the stairs, meet and become friends with our neighbors, and get some exercise. Great job!