Eastern Columbia

Walking Tour | Weekly

Art Deco

Saturday, August 12, 2023

10:15 a.m.

Everyone knows that L.A. is a glamorous city. But few know that true Old Hollywood glamour lies in the streets of downtown L.A.!
Eastern Columbia

About This Tour

Nothing evokes Jazz Age elegance like Art Deco. Learn how it made its way to L.A., why it became such a defining architectural style, and about the craftspeople who created these soaring structures and their iconic details. Clean lines and geometric patterns proved a perfect style for L.A. in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and an extraordinary collection of these masterpieces still stands in the heart of the city.

You’ll step inside the entryway to the Cicada Club or the jaw-dropping lobby of CalEdison to experience first-hand the glamour of Old Hollywood on a walking tour that highlights the best that downtown has to offer.

Notice: Starting January 1st, rates will be to $18 for members and $25 for the general public. All tickets purchased before December 31, 2023, including tickets for dates in 2024, will still retain the current price.

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

Registration Required

Approx. 2 hrs., 30 mins.

Route covers approximately 12 blocks; includes small inclines and some stairs

Wheelchair accessible

This tour includes exteriors and interiors

No pets

Strollers not recommended

Ticket Information




General Public



Eastern Columbia

Upcoming Art Deco Walking Tours

Mar 2nd 10:15am Register
Mar 9th 10:15am Register
Mar 16th 10:15am Register
Mar 23rd 10:15am Register
Mar 30th 10:15am Register
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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.

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 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.

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Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s educational programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.