Historical Markers in
Los Angeles County, California

100 Years of Golf in Griffith Park 10th Anniversary 1441 Royal Boulevard 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition 1909 Seagrave 1934: The Night of the Long Knives 1942 Rose Bowl 1971 Sylmar Earthquake 221 St Andrews Place Residence 75th Anniversary of Long Beach 9-11 Tribute McCall’s House Special Delivery A Changing Campus A Gabrielino Indian Site A Gathering Place A Trojan for Life A-4AR Cockpit Trainer A.J. Milne Home A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Acton Community Presbyterian Church Adams Pack Station Adams Residence Adams Square Gas Station Address by President Lincoln Adlai Stevenson Adobe de Palomares Adobe Flores Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz Adventures of Superman Aerojet Engineering Corporation First Plant Aimee Semple McPherson Albert S. Rowland Alex Theatre Alfred Hitchcock Alhambra Clock Alvarado Terrace Ambassador Auditorium Amelia Earhart American Bison American Indian Artifact American Legion Building American Legion Norwalk Post 359 American Legion Post 817 American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor American Revolution Amir’s Garden An International University An Unforgettable Day Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns Andres Pico Adobe Andrew J. King Angels Flight Anna Lee Fisher - Astronaut Antelope Valley Indian Museum Antonio Aguilar Aoyama Tree Apex / Club Alabam Arcadia County Park Archie N. Wiggins Arens House Arnold Palmer Arthur K. "Kit" Murray Arts and Crafts Building Automobile Club Headquarters Avalon Veterans Memorial Avery Schreiber Avila Adobe Award of Excellence KTLA-TV Azusa, the Canyon City B-2 Spirit B.A.G. Fuller Residence Baker Alley Baldwin Lake Banks-Huntley Building Banning Residence Museum Barack Obama ‘83 Barlow Sanitorium Barnsdall Art Park Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Bay of Smokes Beach Cottage Beale's Cut Beckman pH Meter Bel Aire Bell of Dolores Bella Union Hotel Site Bellflower Pacific Electric Train Depot Bembridge House Benjamin Davis Wilson Berlin Wall Segments Beverly Hills High School Beverly Hills Main Post Office Biddy Mason Big Boy Big Tree Bill and Bob Meistrell Biltmore Hotel Birmingham Army Hospital Birthplace of San Dimas Biscailuz Building Blackbird Air Park Bob’s Big Boy Bolton Hall Bonham Alley Bovard - Wilson - Hayes House and Jail Bowman Home Boyle Hotel Bradbury Building Brainard Alley Braley Building Brandt House Brian "Cody" Prosser Brig. General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Britt Mansion Broadcasting and Music on the Hill Bruce’s Beach Bunker Hill Burbank Branch Railroad Burbank City Hall Burbank Post Office Burbank's First City Hall Burkhard House Busch Gardens Buster Keaton Studios Butterfield Overland Mail C. C. Brown’s Ice Cream Cabrillo Beach Bath House Cahuenga Pass Treasure Cahuilla Park Calabasas Schoolhouse Bell California Poppy Reserve Camellia Japonica ‘California’ Camero Campo de Cahuenga Campus Life Canoga Mission Gallery Canoga Park Branch Library Canoga Park Fire Station #72 Canoga Park Station Capitol Records Building Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.) Car Climbs on the Hill Carl Dentzel Carlos III Carob Tree Carroll Avenue Carson Street Landscaping Carthay Circle Casa Adobe de San Rafael Casa Aitken Casa Alvarado Casa de Carmen Casa de Governor Pío Pico Casa de Lopez Casa de Rancho San Antonio Casa de San Pedro Castaic Powerplant Castle Crag Castle Green Catalina Channel Catalina Island Yacht Club Cathedral Oak Monument Cawston Ostrich Farm CBS Columbia Square Studios Centinela Adobe Centinela Springs Central Avenue Historic District Century Ranch Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial Cesar Chávez Cesar Estrada Chavez Chamber of Commerce Building Chaplin - Keaton - Lloyd Alley Chapman Building Chapman’s Mill and Millrace Charles C. Hurd Residence Charles Lummis Charles Windham House (Lord Mayor's Inn) Charlie Chaplin Studio Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid Chatsworth Community Church Chester Stock, Ph.D. / Observation Pit Chester Washington Golf Course Chinese Cemetery Shrine Chinese Heaven Dogs Chinese Massacre Chinese Memorial Chinese Railroad Workers Chinese Theatre Chowigna Indian Village Christensen Alley Christine Sterling Christmas Tree Lane Christopher Columbus Church of the Angels City Hall City National Plaza Civil War Union Camp Latham Claremont City Hall Clark Library Claypool-Fowler Mansion Col. Robert L. "Silver Fox" Stephens, USAF 
 Cole’s P.E. Buffet Colonel Ellison Onizuka Colonel Jack L. Ridley Colonel Jesse P. "Jake" Jacobs, Jr. Colonel William J. “Pete” Knight Colorado Street Bridge Confluence of Waters and Cultures Consider: Seven Generations Cooper Arms Corbin Palms House Corbin Palms Model H-3 Courtney Desmond Estate Covina Firehouse - Jail Museum Craftsman Mansion Creosote Crescenta Valley Park Crossroads of the World Crystal Lake Culver City Culver Theater Damien Marchessault Daniel O. McCarthy David Lewis — Susan A. Thompson Lewis Parish De La Osa Adobe Department of Water and Power Department of Water and Power Building Der Wienerschnitzel Descanso Gardens Descanso Gardens Dickson Plaza and Dickson Court Dinsmoor Heritage House Discovery of Oil on the Hill Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field Disney Studio Site Distribution Station No. 2 Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center Doctors’ House Dodd Playa Del Rey Residence Dodger Stadium Doheny Mansion Domínguez Ranch House Douglas Building Douglas DC-3 Douglas Park Douglas Park Dr. Ada (Quinn) Brasher Dr. Charles Sifford Dr. Frank Shirk Home Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park Dr. Thomas A. Mayes Drake House Drum Barracks Dunbar Hotel Eagle Rock City Hall Eagle Squadrons Eagle Tree Early Aviation on the Hill Early California Easter Island Moai Edison House Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Edwin Alley Egasse-Braasch House Egyptian Theatre El Aliso El Camino Real El Camino Real Mission Bell El Capitan Theatre El Encanto El Miradero El Monte El Paradiso El Portal Theatre El Pueblo de Los Angeles El Pueblo de Los Angeles El Pueblo de Los Angeles Electric Alley Elias J. Baldwin Elizabeth Glenn Elwood Wiggins Encino Oak Tree End of an Era Ennis House Eternal Valley Evergreen Cemetery Evolution of a Skyline Exchange Alley Exposition Club House Exposition Park International Community Center F-1 Engine F-101 Voodoo Escort Fighter F-104 F-104 Starfighter F-104 Starfighter F-4 Phantom II F-86F-30 F/A-18, NASA Tail Number 842 Fairmount Pioneer Cemetery Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower Father Junipero Serra Father Junipero Serra Felipe de Neve, 1728–84 Fenyes Estate Fielding W. Gibson Fine Arts Building Fire Station 27 Fire Station 30 Fire Station No. 1 Fire Station No. 60 Firefighters First Baptist Church First Blood First Commercial Oil Well In California First Electric Power Pole First Emmy Awards First Gas Service in Southern California First Home of Pomona College First House in Eagle Rock First Jewish Site in Los Angeles First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule First Meeting of the USC Board of Trustees First Residence in San Dimas First Salvation Army Meeting First United Presbyterian Church First United States Air Meet Fishing Industry Memorial Flight Path Forced Removal of Mexican Americans Ford Factory Los Angeles Foresman & Hoke Building Former Kendall Automotive Company Office Fort MacArthur / 500 Varas Square Historic District Fort Moore Founders’ Fountain Fraser Alley Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M. Fred Hartsook Fred Wallace Haise 
 Friendship Bell G.A.R. Civil War Monument Galco’s Soda Pop Stop Garden of the Gods Garfield Building Garnier Building Gay’s Lion Farm General Hospital George Barris Place George Ellery Hale George Freeth George S. Patton, Jr. George Washington Gilmore Field Glen Haven Veterans Memorial Glendale Station Clock Glendora Bougainvillea Glendora City Hall Glenn Miller Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Golden State Mutual Building Goode House Gramercy Park Homestead Granada Hills Veterans Memorial Grand Army of the Republic Highway Grand Central Air Terminal Grant P. Cuddeback Greek George Greystone Mansion Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Guaranty Building Guasti Villa Gwynn Wilson Student Union Hale House, Circa 1887 Hale Solar Laboratory Hameetman Center Hamma House Hammat Tiberias Hammel Building Hancock Park Harden Gatehouse Harry Bridges Memorial Harry Chandler Harry J. Wolff House Harvard’s Mount Wilson Station Harvey Milk / Harvey Milk Equality Plaza Hathaway Ranch Hattie McDaniel Hayes Alley Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton Henry E. "Hank" Chouteau Henry L. Kuns Home Heritage House Highland Camrose Bungalow Village Highland Park Ebell Club Hilltop Park Hiner House and Sousa Nook Historic Coast Redwood Grove Historic Los Angeles Cemetery Historic Palm Tree Historical Site History of Ambassador Gardens History of Ballona Lagoon History of San Pedro Plaza Park Hollenbeck Park Hollyhock House Hollywood & Vine Hollywood American Legion Post 43 Hollywood and Vine Hollywood at the Arboretum Hollywood Reservoir Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood Sign Hollywoodland's Granite Retaining Walls and Interconnecting Granite Stairs Hollywood’s First Major Film Company Studio Holmes House Holmes-Shannon House Homage to Our Mexican-American Heroes Homeland Hooray for Hollywood Hopkins Alley Hortense Lear Home Hotel Redondo Huck Residence Huey Hugus Alley Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956 Huron Substation Hurst Ranch In Memory of Bloody Thursday In Memory of Our Ancestors In Their Honor In-N-Out Burger Information Please: The USC Libraries Invention of the Cheeseburger Ira Thompson Iris Garden Isaac Eikenberry Home Italian Hall Ivy Substation J.M. Johnson Home JAAN-2 Gun Battery Jackie and Mack Robinson Jackie Robinson Jack’s Chicken Basket James B. Freer James Dean James Divine Durfee James E. Henry James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 / A-4C Skyhawk James R. Phillips Plaza Janes House Japanese Americans at White Point Japanese Farming on the Hill Japanese Markers Japanese-American Soldiers Jared Sidney Torrance Jedediah Strong Smith Jedediah Strong Smith Jensen’s Recreation Center Jet Propulsion Laboratory John A. Manke John B. "Jack" McKay John Baptiste Allgeyer John C. Argue Plaza John Cleminson John Guess Sr. John Guess, Jr. John Holt John P. Jones Monument John T. Haddox John Tibbett Johnny Carson Park Jones Building Joseph Chapman’s Millrace Joseph Residence Joshua Memorial Park Veterans Monument Juan Bautista de Anza Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Judson Studios Kaiser Permanente Kallis House Karman Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Jet Propulsion Kelly’s Halfway Inn Kendall Alley King Gillette Ranch King Harbor and ... The Marinas Korean Comfort Women Statue La Ballona School La Casa de Carrion La Casa Primera La Casa Primera Dedication La Casa Vieja de Lopez La Cienega, Mud Springs, Birthplace of San Dimas La Ciudad de Valparaiso a La Ciudad de Long Beach La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles La Mesa Battlefield La Verne Bicentennial Liberty Bell La Verne Heights Elementary School Lady Liberty Lamont Odett Vista Point Lang Southern Pacific Station Lang Station Lankershim Elementary School Lankershim Laconic Lankershim Monument Lankershim Train Depot Lanterman House Lara Lasky-DeMille Barn Lasky-DeMille Barn Lasky-DeMille Barn Lasky-DeMille Barn Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County Latino Blood, American Hearts Lauretta Wasserstein Sculpture Garden Lazy T Legge Alley Leonis Adobe Lester Burdick Lewis House Liberty Hill Liebre State Highway Camp Liebre Summit Live Oak Manor Rock Arch Lomeli Adobe Long Beach Airport Terminal Long Beach Marine Stadium Long Beach Post Office Long Beach Skating Rink Long Beach Unity Society of Practical Christianity Church Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association Loop Fire Lopez Station Lordsburg Townsite Los Angeles Athletic Club Los Angeles Central Library Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles Plaza Los Angeles Star Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Los Desterrados Los Pobladores Los Robles Love Affair with the Movies Lt. Col. Robert G. "Bob" Ferry, USAF Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza Lt. Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, (USAF Retired) Lt. Orrin Russell Fox Heliport Lummis Home Lyons Station M*A*S*H M-G-M Studio MacArthur Park Machine Shop Mack Sennett Studios MacPherson Parkway Main Street Main Street Malaga Cove Library Mallows Park Manhattan Beach Pier Marina Del Rey Marina Del Rey Small Craft Harbor Martin Alley Mary Alice Rogers Masonic Temple Masson House Mattachine Steps Max Factor Building McCormick Alley McGroarty Home Melhorn Overlook Memorial Library Memorial Park Memory Chapel Mentryville Mercantile Place Mercantile Place Merced Theatre Merritt Mansion Mesa Methodist Church Mexican American All Wars Monument Michael White Adobe Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson Miller Alley Million Dollar Theatre / Grand Central Market Mills Place Minnie Hill Palmer House Miss American Green Cross Mission Dam Mission San Fernando Rey de España Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door Mission Theater Building Mission Vieja Mission Wells Mississippi Blues & The Grammy® Awards MK-20 Rockeye Cluster Bomb Unit Monrovia Savings Bank Building Mooers House Moomaw House Moreno Moreton Bay Fig Tree Morrison Ranch House Morton Bay Fig Mother Ditch Mount Baden-Powell Mount Lowe Railway Mount Wilson Trail Mr. Bradbury’s Bridge Mulholland Drive Bridge Mulholland Scenic Corridor Muller House Municipal Ferry Building Nancy Pohl Overlook at Fryman Canyon National Biscuit Company Building National Day of Remembrance National Forest Inn Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Navarro Neil A. Armstrong Neutra Studio and Residences Neville Building Nicholas Smith Nike Missile Site LA96C Norman C. Morgan North Atwater Bridge North Hollywood Park Northeast Police Station Norwalk Square Nudie Cohn Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles O. Oliver Goodall Oak of the Golden Dream Oak of the Golden Dream Oak of the Golden Dream Oak of the Golden Dream Oak of the Golden Dream Ocean Park Branch Library Oil Fires on the Hill Oil in Placerita Canyon Ojai Apartments Old Eagle Rock Branch Library Old Fire Station Number 6 Old Ironsides Old Salt Lake Old Santa Susana Stage Road Old Spanish Trail Old Topanga Canyon Road Old Trapper's Lodge Old Winery Olive Trees Olvera Street Cross Olympiad Rose Bush Olympic Flagpole Orcutt Ranch Original Site of Throop University Original Terminus of Route 66 Ortega-Vigare Adobe Oviatt Building Pacific Alley Pacific Asia Museum Pacific Electric Railway Pacific Electric Railway Pacific Electric Station Pacific Electric Station Pacific Mutual Building Pacoima Neighborhood Mural Palmdale School House Palos Verdes Peninsula Habitat Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree Paramount Hay Tree Paramount Ranch Park Moderne Fountain Pasadena Central Library Pasadena City Hall Pasadena City Hall Pasadena Founders Monument Pasadena Memorial for Fallen Officers Pasadena Pioneers Bridge Pasadena Playhouse Pasadena Playhouse Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts Pasadena Post Office Pasadena Public Library Pasadena Robinson Memorial Patriotic Hall Pelanconi House Pelanconi House & Pelanconi Warehouse Pelanconi Warehouse Pershing Square Peter Strauss Ranch Petrified Tree from the Arizona Forest PFC David M. Gonzales PFC James Anderson Phillips Mansion Pico House Pico House Pierce Brothers Valhalla Dignity Memorial Pioneer Oil Refinery Pioneer Oil Refinery Placita de Dolores Time Capsule Plaza Fire House Plaza Methodist Church Plaza Park Plaza Substation Plotkin Alley Plummer House Plummer Park Point Dume Point Fermin Lighthouse Point Vicente Lighthouse Pomona Assembly Center Pomona Water Power Plant Port Los Angeles Portal of the Folded Wings Portolá Trail Portolá Trail 1769 Portuguese Bend Portuguese Bend Whaling Station Powder Magazine at the Drum Barracks Power Plant No. 1 Public Service Pure Water from Many Sources Queen Anne Cottage Quintero Rain Bird Impact Drive Sprinkler Head Ralph Bunche Home Ramona Museum of California History Ranchito Romulo Rancho La Brea Adobe Rancho Las Tunas Adobe Rancho Los Alamitos Rancho Los Cerritos Rancho Rosa Castilla Rancho San Francisco Ranchos Ranchos Los Alamitos - Los Cerritos - Los Coyotes Rapp’s Saloon Ray Bradbury House Recreation Recreation Park Bandshell Reform School for Juvenile Offenders Reid-Baldwin Adobe Reservoir Summit Reyes Adobe Historical Site Rialto Theatre Ridge Route Directory Rim of the Valley Trail Rindge House Rio de Los Angeles State Park Riverside Drive Bridge Robert A. Cinader Robert Tweedy Rocha Adobe Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory Rodríguez Rogerio Rocha Roland E. Hill House Rosas Roscoe Elementary School Route 66 & Chicken Boy Route of the Settlers of Los Angeles Roy Jones House Royal Palms County Beach Rubel Castle Ruben Salazar Rustic Canyon Eucalyptus Grove S.S. Lane Victory Saint Florian Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church Samuel King Samuel-Novarro House San Antonio Winery San Dimas Fruit Exchange San Dimas Garage San Dimas Grain Company San Dimas Grammar School San Dimas Hotel San Dimas Marmalade Factory San Dimas Sheriff’s Station San Fernando Mission San Gabriel Mission San Gabriel Mission San Gabriel Mission Dam San Gabriel Veterans War Memorial San Jose Division Headquarters San Pedro Municipal Building San Rafael Rancho Sandberg’s Summit Hotel Sandstone Trough Santa Anita Depot Santa Anita During World War II Santa Catalina Island Santa Catalina Island Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital Santa Fe Depot Santa Monica Forestry Station Santa Monica Harbor and Breakwater Santa Monica Pier Saugus School Bell Savannah Memorial Park Sayre Fire Schaefer House Schindler House Seabiscuit Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles Second Church of Christ, Scientist Security Pacific National Bank Security Trust and Savings Bank Señor de Luren Sepulveda House Sepulveda House Sepúlveda House Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society Shadow Ranch Shakespeare Bridge Shotgun House Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center Siege Mortar Silas Bennett Silver Lake & Ivanhoe Reservoirs Simpson-Jones Building Simpson/Jones Building Sister Elsie’s Well Sister Squares Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys Site of the First Japanese American Farm on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Site of the Old Los Angeles Zoo Site of the San Dimas Telephone Exchange Site of the Vine Street Brown Derby Site of U.S. Army Barracks Smith House "Snowshoe" Thompson Soledad School District Somerset Farm Southern Pacific Railroad Southwest Museum Southwestern Law School Space Park Spanish Expeditions Into Southern California Spirit of the CCC Sportsmen’s Lodge Spring Street Spy in the Sky St. Augustine's Church St. Francis Dam St. Francis Dam Disaster St. Francis Dam Disaster Site St. Francis Dam Disaster Site St. John's Episcopal Church St. John’s Episcopal Church St. Luke's Episcopal Church St. Mary of the Angels Church St. Saviour's Chapel St. Vibiana’s Cathedral St. Vincent Court Stage Three Stage Two Stagecoach Trail Stahl House Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 / C-140 Jetstar Stephen M. White Stonehurst Recreation Center Building Stoney Point Story Hardware Student Media Student Musical Traditions Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building Sturdevant Bungalow Sunset Canyon Country Club Gate SV-5D Lifting Body Swede’s Cut Sylmar Tunnel Disaster T.R. Craig Residence Taft House Teaching and Learning Terminal Island Japanese Memorial Terrace Villa Mansion / Mayfair Mansion Tesoro Adobe The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope The Acton Cemetery The Adamson House The Aerospace Valley The Angeles National Forest The Animation Building The Annunciation Mosaic The Baird House The Bank of San Dimas The Banning Block The Battle of La Mesa The Bell of La Crescenta Elementary School The Benson House The Beverly Hills Hotel The Bird Path The Birth of The Curse The Black Cat The Blackstone The Boys of Del Valle Park The Breakers The Broadlind Hotel The Bungalow The Busy Bee Café The Californian The Campbell Mural The Carolyn Craig Franklin Library Garden Courtyard and Fountain "The Cascades" The Cascades The Central Library The Citizen Publishing Building The Claremont Depot The Country General Store The Crescenta-Cañada Valley The Culver Hotel The Culver Studios The David Familian Chapel The Devil's Punchbowl The Discovery of Santa Monica The Doors Workshop The Downbeat Club The Ebell of Los Angeles The Electric Fountain The Elks Club The Esser House The Fantasia Stage The Feliz Family The First Congregational Church of Long Beach The First High School The First Known Antiparticle The Founders of El Pueblo de Los Angeles The Founding of USC The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill The Gamble House The Great Flood of 1934 The Great Wall of Los Angeles The Greek Theatre The Griffith Ranch The Haugh Residence The Helms Building The Helmsman The History of Gilmore Oil Company 1900-1945 The Hollywood Reporter The Honorable Barack H. Obama The Honorable Edmund D. Edelman The Hull Building The Indians of Southern California The Jergins Trust Building The Johnstone Building The Kress Building The Lafayette Complex The Leaping Tuna The Lindbergh Beacon The Lion The Lone Sailor The Los Angeles Sentinel The Lugo Ranch The Magic Castle The Martin House The Meredith Home The Mexican Colony The Millstones The Mission Playhouse The Munch Box The Music Box Steps The Oakridge Estate Park The Old Ridge Route The Old Spanish Trail The Old Spanish Trail The Oldest University Building in Southern California The Orange Packing House The Original Pantry Cafe The Original Pueblo of Los Angeles The Pig ‘n Whistle The Plunge and … The Lightning Racer The Queen Mary The R.M. Teague House The Redondo Beach Plan The Ridge Route The Rouse Residence The San Andreas Fault The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery The Santa Monica Pier Carousel The Shorts Building The Sipple Building The Sovereign The Speedee McDonald's Store The Teague Nursery Showroom The Trails Restaurant The Trans-Polar Air Route The Trojan Column The Tuna Club of Avalon The Union Church of San Dimas The Union Garage Company The Voyager Spacecraft - Interplanetary Explorers The Walker Building The Walker Cabin The Walterscheid Building The Warner Grand Theatre The Washington Elm The Weber House The Willmore The Writers Building The “Ink Well” The “Ridge Route” Theodore Payne This Fountain Thomas C. McMurtry Thomas Churchill Residence Thoroughbred Racing Throop Memorial Garden Tilghman Andrews Timms' Point and Landing Tischler Residence Tommy Lasorda Toney Residence Tongva Springs Tournament of Roses History Walk Tournament Park Town and Gown of USC Tracks Through Time Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu Tumble Inn Tuna Canyon Detention Station Tuskegee Airmen Two Stone Gates U.S.S. Los Angeles Under the Hay Tree, World’s Hay Price Was Set Union Army Barracks Union Station Union Station United Methodist Church United States Armed Forces "Unity Monument" Universal City Overlook University of Southern California Uplifters Clubhouse Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Upton Sinclair House USC after World War II USC and the World Wars USC Urban Legends USS Iowa (BB-61) Valley Knudsen Garden Residence Van Dekker House Van Nuys Airport Van Nuys Library Vanegas Variety Arts Center Venice Venice Canals Venice Corner Ball Park Venice of America House Venice West Cafe Verdugo Hills Cemetery Verdugo Village Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Building (VMB) Victor Jory Bell Victorian Residence Victorian Residence Vietnam Veterans Memorial Villa Bonita Villa Francesca Villa Riviera Village Green Villavicencio Vin Scully Virginia Robinson Gardens Vista del Arroyo Hotel Volk House Walker Ranch Warner Brothers Studio Warner Pacific Theatre Watering Trough Wattles Park Mansion Watts Towers Weddington Family Welcome to Chinatown West Fork Ranger Station Western Hotel Whisky a Go-Go White Point Fountain White Point Nature Preserve White Point Nike Missile Site Wiley Wilson Will Rogers Highway Will Rogers Memorial Park William Elliot William H. Freer William J. Johnston Jr. William J. "Pete" Knight William L. Dodson William Morris Davis, 1850-1930 William Mulholland William Mulholland Memorial Fountain William R. Dodson William S. Hart Park and Museum William Slack William Workman Home Wilmington Cemetery Wilshire United Methodist Church Woody Guthrie Workman Family Cemetery World Trade Center Monument World War II Memorial: Propeller from Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra CA-70/CAG-2 Worldwide Church of God and Ambassador College World’s First Flying Automobile World’s Largest Blossoming Plant Wright J65 Turbojet Engine Wrigley Field in Los Angeles Wrigley Memorial Yangna York Junction YWCA Hollywood Studio Club Zane Grey Estate Zanja Madre “Love Street” “Scubie” Mills Heritage Trees “The Ink Well” “Trees of Santa Monica” “Tribute to the Roughnecks”
The first drive-in movie theater in the world was opened in California in 1933. The theater, called the Drive-In Theatre, was located in Camden, New Jersey. However, the drive-in movie theater became more popular in California and eventually spread across the country.
Los Angeles County, located in Southern California, has a rich and complex history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by various indigenous tribes, including the Tongva and Chumash people. In 1542, Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claimed the region for Spain, but it was not until the late 18th century that Spanish missionaries began to establish settlements.

In 1781, a group of settlers known as the Los Pobladores founded the town of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, which would later become known as Los Angeles. The Spanish rule eventually gave way to Mexican control following their independence from Spain, and Los Angeles became part of Mexico.

With the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, the United States gained control of California, including Los Angeles County. The California Gold Rush of 1849 and the completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1870s brought an influx of people, promoting growth and development in the region.

By the early 20th century, Los Angeles County became a hub for the movie industry and emerged as a center for entertainment and innovation. The film industry played a significant role in shaping the cultural and economic landscape of the county. Additionally, the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 brought a reliable water supply, allowing for further expansion.

Today, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States. It is known for its diverse population, ranging from various ethnic backgrounds to vibrant art scenes and technological advancements. With iconic landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign, the Getty Center, and the beaches of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County continues to be a significant cultural, economic, and entertainment center.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Los Angeles County, California.

  • 1781: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, the settlement that would later become Los Angeles, was founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve.
  • 1821: Mexico gained independence from Spain, and El Pueblo de los Ángeles became a part of Mexico.
  • 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the Mexican-American War and transferring California to the United States.
  • 1850: California was admitted as the 31st state, and Los Angeles County was established.
  • 1876: The Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in Los Angeles, prompting significant population growth and economic development.
  • 1884: The construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct began, providing a reliable water supply and supporting further expansion.
  • 1909: The Hollywood film industry began to take shape, leading to the rapid growth of the entertainment sector in Los Angeles.
  • 1923: The first permanent film studio, Paramount Pictures, was established in Hollywood.
  • 1932: The Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, boosting the city's international reputation.
  • 1942: During World War II, Los Angeles played a key role in the defense industry and experienced a population increase due to wartime manufacturing.
  • 1965: The Watts Riots took place in Los Angeles, highlighting racial tensions and social inequality.
  • 1984: Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics for the second time, showcasing the city's ability to hold major international events.
  • 1994: The Northridge earthquake struck Los Angeles, causing significant damage and loss of life.