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Los Angeles Police Museum – Mt. Washington

Residents of Los Angeles, as well as visitors, will fall in love with the history of the area. Historic sites like Heritage Square Museum in Mt. Washington, Downtown Los Angeles, and Dodger Stadium will keep you busy. See what life once was like in beautiful Southern California by taking a trip to the Los Angeles Police Museum in Mt. Washington.

Located at 6045 York Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Museum is open for ticketed patrons. Group tours are also available by appointment (just call). A general ticket is only $9 and children under the age of twelve enter for free. Be sure to check their website and their hours, because they are not open every day. However, it is open to the public on the third Saturday of every month. Parking at the museum is free to the public.

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A new audio tour guides patrons through the history of the museum. The Los Angeles Police Museum is the oldest police station built in the city of Los Angeles. It was once known as the Highland Park Police Station (built in the 1920s), and the station closed in the 1980s. Names of donors are featured on the museum’s Memorial Brick Wall. In January of 1984, the Highland Park Police Station was named a Historic Cultural Monument of the city.

Visitors have the opportunity to meet police dogs like Nellie on the bomb squad (see http://laphs.org/), learn about how police dealt with the case of the Hillside Stranglers, and how the station was almost bombed in the 1970s. The Los Angeles Police Station has been featured in major motion pictures as well as in television shows shot in Los Angeles. It was filmed for the setting of the Pawnee Police Station on the popular comedy show Parks and Recreation (starring Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, and Chris Pratt). A fascinating history surrounds the police station, including the story of Police Chief Daryl Gates, who was arrested at the Highland Park Police Station as a young man before his future as a police captain.

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Historical gems are easy to find in Los Angeles and areas like Mt. Washington. Other Historic Monuments in Los Angeles (to name a few) include:

-Judson Studios

-Southwest Museum

-Mount Washington Cable Car Station

-Mount Washington Self Realization Fellowship Headquarters

-Heritage Square Museum

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In 1909, the land that would become Mt. Washington in Los Angeles consisted of hillsides and mountainous areas. Robert Marsh built a hotel there and citizens ran ostrich farms. Today, Los Angeles residents enjoy the luxury real estate in Mt. Washington, and people are drawn to sites like the Self-Realization Fellowship, the Arroyo Seco River, and Devil’s Gate. Additionally, Mt. Washington is only a short drive from Downtown Los Angeles.

Real Estate Unlimited lists luxury homes in Mt. Washington and in other neighborhoods in Los Angeles. We are a real estate agency with expertise in luxury real estate and Southern California, and we would love to help welcome you to the area. Feel free to contact us with questions.

Judson Studios – Mt. Washington

“A work of art is anything supremely well done.” -William Lees Judson

 

Source: http://www.judsonstudios.com/about/

Art lovers of Los Angeles, have you checked out the Judson Studios in Highland Park? Judson Studios is a family run stained-glass art studio that has been in Los Angeles since the end of the 19th century. Check out Judson Studios near Mt. Washington in Southern California for tours and education about the stained-glass process.

The new location of the studio is at 200 S. Avenue 66, Los Angeles, California, 90042 in the Highland Park neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles (in the Garvanza section). The founder William Lees Judson from England started the Judson Studios in 1895 with his sons. At that time, the studio worked under its first name: Colonial Art Glass Co. Judson produced glass for architect Frank Lloyd Wright and eventually founded the Los Angeles College of Fine Arts.

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Today, Judson Studios is made up of two separate locations. The location in South Pasadena specializes in fused and kiln formed glass designs, while the second location is open for tours at 143 Pasadena Ave, South Pasadena, California.

Judson Studios specializes in customized stain glass projects for any venue or location. The studio has produced beautiful glass for both public and private buildings, and the professional team is capable of producing glass for projects of all sizes. The team also takes on restoration and repair projects, including reinstallation of glass.

In addition to crafting some of the most beautiful stained-glass projects in the world, the team at Judson Studios completes every step of the stained-glass process, from design and concept all the way to glass installation. Judson glass is beautiful, breathtaking, and lasting.

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Artists at the Judson Studios are familiar with various styles of glass, and the studio produces both traditional projects as well as contemporary and cutting-edge projects. The artists there experiment with mixing both traditional techniques, contemporary styles, and the latest technologies to produce custom and unique glass designs. Judson Studios works to make designs and dreams a reality in gorgeous, colored glass.

Monthly public tours are available. The studios, which also hosts art exhibitions and artists-in-residence, is two-thousand square feet. The studio space includes a cutting room and a subterranean glazing room for glass work.

“Only the best is worthwhile” -Williams Lees Judson

Source: http://www.judsonstudios.com/about/

Since June of last year, the South Pasadena location has been open for tours. This studio is larger at five-thousand square feet. The space also includes kilns for innovative glass projects. David Judson is still the president of Judson Studios and the great-great-grandson of the original founder.

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Mt. Washington in Northeast Los Angeles is known for its steep hills and contemporary architecture. It is located a short half an hour from the Los Angeles Airport as well as from the famous Santa Monica Pier. In Mt. Washington, visitors and locals enjoy being in close proximity to the Self-Realization Fellowship, downtown Los Angeles, Eldred Street, and the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. Other nearby destinations include Hollywood, Moon Canyon Park, and the Carlin G. Smith Recreational Center.

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Honeywood Mt. Washington

Transport yourself into the Wild West with an outfit, accessories, and home décor from Honeywood, a beautifully and expertly curated boutique in Highland Park on York Boulevard. Walking into this boutique nearby Mt. Washington you’ll feel like you’ve stepped through time and have been immersed into an episode of Westworld.

If you love fashion, vintage décor, flea markets, antiquing, and/or all of the above, you will love visiting Honeywood. The shop carries clothing for both women and men. Shop owner, designer, and curator Vanessa Dingwell features some of her own clothing designs at the store. You’ll primarily find a bohemian, vintage style celebrating past decades, like the 1960s through the 1970s. Some pieces are designed in the Victorian style, and most pieces are one-hundred-percent authentic and handmade. The embroidered pieces are particularly impressive and beautiful.

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“…the storefront’s surreal hand-painted mural is an invitation to shop in a magical vintage fairy tale, think Frida Kahlo meets Gram Parsons in the desert of the Joshua Tree…”

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-Vanessa Dingwell, https://honeywoodvintage.com/

The mural described above by the shop owner was designed and painted by the artist Chuy Vasquez. It features a Native American on riding a horse through a desert landscape. Beautiful butterflies and flowers frame the front of the doorway and the mural marks the opening of the store in 2006. In the photo above, Dingwell and her boyfriend Charlie Overbey are dressed in the bohemian and ethnic fashions (i.e. Mexican and European wardrobe, jewelry, and objects for the home) curated in the store.

Browse the online store to view the types of items offered and curated by Dingwell, including dresses, handbags, bracelets, ponchos, cowboy hats, earrings, shirts, skirts, antique bags, halter tops, hawk hats, smock and maxi dresses, and folk vests. Whatever you choose, you’ll go home with a one-of-a-kind look. Additionally, you’ll find items for your home, like rugs, blankets, and bedspreads. The Dude Shop is a section of the boutique that is curated by Overbey (a musician by trade); he collects boots, magazines, jackets, t-shirts, and more. Remember to check Honeywood’s blog for featured sales, news, and information.

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Mt. Washington is a Northeastern neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. Robert Marsh built a hotel in the hills in 1909 near the ostrich farms, rivers, and mountains. Mt. Washington is located near Downtown Los Angeles, Devil’s Gate, and the Arroyo Seco River. Visitors in Mt. Washington may visit the Self-Realization Fellowship, walk up some of the steepest steps in the city at Eldred Street, go on a water adventure at the Los Angeles River Kayak Safari, and visit the Chandelier Tree.

Other destinations near Mt. Washington include:

-Heritage Square Museum

-Galco’s Soda Pop Stop

-Los Angeles’ Southwest Museum

-Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center

-Moon Canyon Park

-Carroll Ave

-Echo Park Lake

-Designs by architect John Lautner

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