Paul Revere Was Here: On the Trail of L.A.'s Legendary Architect | Los Angeles Conservancy

Paul Revere Was Here: On the Trail of L.A.'s Legendary Architect

Paul Revere Was Here: On the Trail of L.A.'s Legendary Architect

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6:00pm Register
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 6:00pm Register
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:00pm Register
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm Register
Register for a docent-led virtual tour and receive a downloadable self-guided driving tour booklet with map. 
The virtual tour led by the L.A. Conservancy provides live information and in-depth highlights about Williams’ life and work, while the self-guided driving tour gives you the freedom to visit sites associated with Williams up close. 
There’s no better way to get a sense of the legendary Paul Revere Williams than by seeing the path he carved across Los Angeles! 
This presentation will be conducted through Zoom. Information on how to attend will be sent following registration.
Book your virtual tour during our pre-sale period, March 31 – April 13! Registrants can book a virtual tour during our pre-sale but will receive the downloadable driving tour with map by email on Wednesday, April 14th.
Paul Revere Was Here Virtual Tour Collage: MCA Building: Courtesy Coldwell Banker/Kevin Mark Lodie, Beverly Hills Hotel: Canva stock image, Golden State mural life insurance: Photo by Paul Turang Photography, Saks Fifth Avenue: Photo by Peter Brandt, 28th Street Apartments: Photo by Eric Staudenmaier Photography, Courthouse: Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons.
 
This event is made up of two parts. A scheduled virtual tour and a self-guided driving tour. The driving tour is self-guided, without any onsite involvement from the L.A. Conservancy.
All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, 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.

Featured Location(s)

First African Methodist Episcopal Church
Photo by Ysa Adams / Incite Photography

First African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Late Modern-style building was designed by Paul R. Williams, the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects and a lifetime member of the First A.M.E. church.
Photo courtesy the Kor Group

Chase Knolls

This garden apartment community in Sherman Oaks was built in response to the postwar population boom, for those looking for "gracious living in apartment homes."
Photo by Eric Staudenmaier Photography

28th Street Apartments

Paul Revere Williams, the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects, designed this YMCA to serve the African American community.
Kelly Music Building
Kelly Music Building in Westwood Village, most recently as Tanino Ristorante. Photo by Steven Sann.

Kelly Music Building / Tanino Ristorante

As of December 2019, the Kelly Music Building is an officially designated Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) as part of the development of Westwood Village. In June 2019, the Conservancy nominated the building for local recognition.
Exterior of Watts Happening Cultural Center. Photo by Rita Cofield.

Watts Happening Cultural Center

Since 1969, Black art, culture, and activism have flourished in this rare Late-Modern style building in the Watts neighborhood of South L.A.