Tag: Secret L.A.
From 1855 to 1902, more than 360 people were buried at this site. By 1911 they’d been moved to a graveyard along Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. Take Lilac Terrace and you’ll find a monument and plaque behind the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center.
Seen from Las Virgenes Road, the ornate steeples are out of someplace far beyond. To peek inside, doff your shoes and wash your feet outside the upper temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. You can also visit the lower complex, where Lord Shiva presides. Admire the banana and coconut offerings that grace the altars. » 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd.
Completed in 1932 on a dare that the new owner of the 500-square-foot lot couldn’t build a livable place (a family of six resided here in the ’50s), the Long Beach home is nearly ten feet wide—narrower than a Mini Cooper. » 708 Gladys Ave.