This week, the city of Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute launched a new website, HistoricPlacesLA, that allows users to search thousands of historically significant sites across Los Angeles, filtering results by all kinds of things, including architectural period and date. Those filters are vital because there are so many interesting, important old buildings and structures around the city that it's a little overwhelming. Just looking for city-designated Historic-Cultural Monuments in Downtown, for example, yields more than 20 sites. We've sifted through those and found some architecturally and historically intriguing sites that don't get as much attention as, say, the stunning Eastern Columbia Building, and mapped them out here so you can impress your friends next time you're walking around Downtown.
· Historic Places LA [Official site]