Walking Tour | Monthly

Past Meets Present

Saturday, October 28, 2023

10:30 a.m.

Stroll down L.A.’s Spring Street, one of the oldest in the city, and see a vibrant neighborhood thriving against the backdrop of this historic downtown corridor.

About This Tour

Stroll the streets of Spring Street and see firsthand how architectural treasures of the past have become unique, creative spaces for today.

Once dubbed the  “Wall Street of the West,” Spring Street’s Beaux Art-lined corridor has transformed through the years—but its historic buildings continue to serve the community through new uses. You’ll see how a  former bank became the world-famous Last Bookstore, how an abandoned streetcar terminal was transformed into an elegant apartment complex, and how other pre-1930s office buildings have morphed into popular bars, clubs, and restaurants.

See below for more information about our COVID-19 safety policies. 

Registration required

Approx. 2 hrs.

Route covers about ten city blocks; includes some stairs

Not wheelchair accessible

No pets

Strollers not recommended

Ticket Information




General Public



Upcoming Past Meets Present Tours

Details & Getting There

Meeting Location

We will start our tour at Maguire Gardens at the Central Library. Additional location information will be sent upon registration.

Important Policies and Covid-19 Safety

  • Tour will run rain or shine.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require wearing a face mask.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require being vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • You can change your reservation date if you contact us at info@laconservancy.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing info@laconservancy.org.
  • There is no cost for caregivers accompanying people with disabilities. Please let us know in advance by emailing us at info@laconservancy.org.

For additional details, see below.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknownincluding contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours, including contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases and any and all other injury, illness, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property. All participants expressly waive the benefits of California Civil Code 1542, which provides that: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

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