Westwood Memorial Park | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Larry Underhill

Westwood Memorial Park

Marilyn Monroe is the most famous inhabitant of this cemetery, which dates to the failed 1887 subdivision of the lost town of Sunset. Her tomb, crypt number 24 in the Corridor of Memories, draws tourists from all over the world.

The only way in or out is through a driveway off Glendon Avenue that doubles as the exit for a parking garage used by office workers and movie theater patrons.

Once there, visitors discover the burial sites of Hollywood figures such as John Cassavetes, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, George C. Scott, Billy Wilder, Natalie Wood, and Darryl F. Zanuck.

Famed musicians interred at Westwood Memorial Park include Roy Orbison, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, Mel Torme, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, and Frank Zappa.

Linder Plaza
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Linder Plaza

While its the modest yet forward-looking design may not immediately catch the eye, Linder Plaza's lustrous lines and graceful scale deserve a second look.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Chicken of the Sea Cannery

Known as Van Camp Seafood Company from 1914 through 1997, the Chicken of the Sea Cannery helped transform the tuna industry, and is Terminal Island’s longest-operating cannery.