Here is THE way to see Los Angeles's rich architectural heritage! L.A. is a "driving" city, best seen
from the car. Tour guide, author, and architectural historian Laura Massino Smith will take you on
an unforgettable ride to uncover the city's exciting cultural past. You can efficiently visit dozens of
L.A.'s architectural marvels in the shortest amount of time. Maps and explicit driving directions help
you navigate roads, while detailed descriptions of tour sites provide each building's history.
Photographs are included to help you identify more than 90 sites.
On this tour you'll encounter some of the oldest and some of the newest architecture in the city's
most architecturally diverse area. Styles ranging from Victorian, Renaissance Revival, and European
Beaux-Arts to Art Deco and Post-modern are represented in Downtown. Visit Walt Disney
Concert Hall and the new cathedral, then travel into Little Tokyo and Chinatown, the Historic
Theater District, and the first suburb of Los Angeles featuring magnificent Victorian homes from the
1880s. History buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and L.A. visitors will love these unique and
fascinating tours, which offer the best way to see diverse architecture in L.A.