Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

The Chinese-American architect who broke down Silver Lake racial barriers

When Eugene Kinn Choy wanted to buy a lot and build a home in Silver Lake in the late 1940s, the Chinese-American architect had to overcome not only financial and design challenges but a racial one as well. Faced with racial property covenants that would prevent him from purchasing property in the area, Choy went to his future neighbors in ... Read More »

PETA leaves its mark on Echo Park architecture

[portfolio_slideshow id=29709 autoplay=false portfolio_slideshow carousel=false portfolio_slideshow carouselsize=8 ] Many of the old and buildings that line Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park have over the years been either demolished or had their historic features and character stripped away or covered up under sheets of plywood, metal screens or plastic signs.   But one notable exception has been an 82-year-old Art Deco style ... Read More »

News & Notes from East L.A., Echo Park & Lincoln Heights

Disco Ball & Palms, Silver Lake | Photo by Jennifer Porter/Flickr LAPD says it cannot find a connection between two Lincoln Heights homicide cases. ABC7 Councilman Garcetti gets tweaked by fake Twitter feed . L.A. Now More birds take wing from Echo Park Lake.  Patch Glendale councilman taken to task over East L.A. comment. L.A. Now The Eastsider thanks E. ... Read More »