Sycamore Square often flies under the local radar, much less famous than its adjacent communities of Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and Brookside.
A one-hour tour on Sun., Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. will introduce walkers to the neighborhood, which is bordered by Wilshire Blvd., Highland Ave., Olympic Blvd. and La Brea.
The recent demolition of the Four Square Theater on Wilshire Blvd., once home to grand Hollywood premieres, provides a timely nudge to explore this unique area, said Elizabeth Fuller, who will be leading the walk. Sponsor of the free tour is the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.
The tour will highlight Sycamore Square’s special qualities that have set it apart from its neighbors. These include its sycamore-lined streets with alternating avenues of single-family homes, duplexes and small apartments, said Fuller.
The residences were built in the 1920s and 30s. Fuller will give a history of former landmarks that have been razed or converted to a new use, such as the Ritz Movie Theater (now a church).
The walk will begin at the northeast corner of Sycamore and Olympic Blvd. at the front lawn of Wilshire Crest Elementary School. Street parking is available on Sycamore Ave.
Category: Real Estate