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November Program

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

1:00 PM

Bolton Hall Museum

Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge

Refreshments after the program


Everyone is Welcome

Free Admission

Suggested Donation: $3 per person

Ever wonder why Los Angeles did not have buildings taller than City Hall until the late 1960s, or why until recently LA skyscrapers have flat tops, or why downtown LA now has an “old” financial district and a “new” financial district?  This program will answer these and other questions by covering several major events  influencing the development of the LA skyline since 1900.  We’ll also discuss the fates of older buildings in Los Angeles, including restored and demolished historic buildings (including the Richfield Building and the Victorians on Bunker Hill). 

Our speaker is Dave McMenamin.  Dave is a life-long native of Los Angeles, growing up in Highland Park and Eagle Rock, and living the past 33+ years in the La Crescenta and Shadow Hills. He has a degree in Mathematics from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA.  He has held many varied positions in his 35 year career.  Currently, he is Director of Education for Las Angelitas and works with the Los Angeles Conservancy, leading their Modern Skyline and Union Station tours.