Hi. I’m Carlyle, and I’m in charge of all of Atlas Obscura’s experiences in Los Angeles.
I am a life-long traveler with a background in theatre and performance, and have been producing experiences with Atlas Obscura in Los Angeles for 2 years. I have an endless curiosity and drive to learn and explore the world around me.
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You will step back in time to explore a rare and unique miniature of 1930's Hollywood Boulevard, with the expert team at Hollywood Heritage Foundation. This miniature is one of five created by cabinetmaker Joe Pellkofer to celebrate Los Angeles County. The miniature is rarely open to the public.
After an in-depth talk about the nuances of the miniature, we will all pour a cup of tea and learn about the history of the preservation space itself, which resides on the renowned site of the Delongpre Gardens, which at one time stood at the busy intersection of Hollywood and Cahuenga. The Delongpre estate was home to a several acre botanic garden and art gallery, where city dwellers could visit to get a dose of peace and quiet. The Foundation team will share how it came to be, and how it transformed into a center of the film industry.
There are several parking lots within walking distance. Guests are encouraged not to park at a meter. You will stand for a portion of the event.
This experience takes place at the Hollywood Heritage Preservation Resource Center, which is not generally open to the public. It is led by the Hollywood Heritage Foundation’s team, which comprises experts in the area’s history and lore.
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A selection of tea cakes and cookies.
A selection of tea.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
There are 10 spots available on this experience.
Guests ages 12 and up can attend.
Guests should bring their curiosity in the history of Los Angeles. The Heritage staff love to talk in depth about how the neighborhood transformed over the years and what it is becoming.