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Who Planted the Echo Park Lotuses?

The mystery of the Echo Park Lake lotuses continues. LAObserved's Chicken Corner blog is reporting an exchange with Foursquare Church Archivist Steve Zeleny debunking a theory that Aimee Semple McPherson or visiting Angelus Temple missionaries planted the famous (and former) lotuses at Echo Park Lake. Zeleny finds no evidence that supports the theory, and a Foursquare Crusader article from 1920 that seems to disprove it. Zelaney was responding to an Echo Park Historical Society article from 2005. [LA Observed/EPHS, image via Karen X Fritsche]

Echo Park Lake

751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA