Thursday, October 27, 2016

Aimee Semple McPherson

A light tour of Echo Park’s dark past

The Bat Man Murder House where Dolly Oesterreich hid her lover Otto Sanhuber in the attic until one night he shot her husband Fred./PHOTO BY Kim Cooper

Fun fact: If you go to a little parklet by Riverside Drive, you can see where The Hillside Stranglers dumped some of their victims. That, in fact, is one of the first stops on the Echo Park Book of the Dead Tour, which is rolling through Echo Park on Saturday, April 23rd. Read More »

The castle Sister Aimee built is up for sale

The Echo Park home and parsonage of Aimee Semple McPherson sits in the heart of the neighborhood, across from Echo Park Lake and next to the giant dome of Angelus Temple, the church she opened in 1923. Sister Aimee, as she was known, also loved to ... Read More »