Pershing Square DTLA Tour

Pershing Square DTLA Tour

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Meeting Point: 545 S Olive Street, Los Angeles

We start at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, built in 1923, it the largest hotel West of Chicago at that time. It was also the home of the Academy Awards (Oscars) 1930 to 1943. We will then stop at the delicious French bakery Pitchoun! for some snacks.

Next we stroll through Pershing Square, which was dedicated to WW1 General John J. Pershing in 1918. We then visit the roof deck of the Perch restaurant for an eagle eye view of Downtown.

We come back down to visit the Biddy Mason Memorial Park where we learn about Bridget “Biddy” Mason, who was a born into slavery in 1818. She fought in a San Bernardino court for her freedom and won it in 1856. She moved to Los Angeles to work as a nurse and midwife. She bought one acre of land in 1866 where she built her homestead.

Next we visit The Last Bookstore, where we engage with the various artists and their artwork along with artistically stacked books. We then stroll through the Spring Arcade and past Cliftons.

Hosted by Mitesh