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Flickr photo via Mary-Austin & Scott

Tonight is the Echo Park Historical Society Quarterly Meeting, and if you’re into Echo Park history this is definitely the one to check out!

Favorite local author Charles Fleming (he wrote the Secret Stairways book I’ve been carrying everywhere with me) will be talking about his book at the stairways of Los Angeles. I’ve also heard there’ll be a short tour of the remnants of the Egyptian themed mural in what once was the bowling alley (see awesome historical photo above.

EPHS will also hold its annual Board of Directors election. Members in good standing (paid memberships) will cast ballots during the quarterly meeting. Candidates will have an opportunity to make a brief presentation before ballots are cast.

The historical society meeting takes place TONIGHT! from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Rec Center Studio, located at 1161 Logan Street.

Visit the Echo Park Historical Society website for more info, or email ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org

This is a book that’s on our holiday wish list this year – Charles Fleming‘s Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, published in April this year. And, you guessed it, Echo Park is among the guide’s hidden stairways, and include an Echo Park Lake Victorians walk, Laveta Terrace (one of my faves), Magic Gas (the Delta Stairway, we think), Avalon-Baxter Loop, Allessandro Loop, and Fellowship Park.

This weekend, on Saturday, November 6, Charles “Dancing With the Stairs” Fleming himself will be at Stories Books and Cafe for a Secret Stairs book signing. Before the signing, however, anyone is welcome to join Stories on a Walking Tour (we’re not exactly sure if Charles will be leading the tour, but probably) of some of the hidden stairways covered in the book. The signing after the walking tour will include coffee, cookies, cheese, wine and, of course, books! Buy your copy of Secret Stairs and get it signed.

Walking Tour
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (ish)
Meet at Sunset Blvd. and Lemoyne Street
Difficulty: “3”

Book Signing
Immediately following the Walking Tour until 10:00 pm
Refreshments served

Check out our interactive map of Echo Park stairways.