Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

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: www.historicfilipinotown.org Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council was able to raise enough funds to launch the annual event with a Christmas Lantern Parade on Temple Street. thumbnail left Over 31 "polemount" Parols are installed along Temple St. coinciding with festivities in the Philippines, the longest celebration of Christmas in the world. In addition a parade of Christmas lanterns like this one are paraded during the last day of Simbang Gabi (File:Parol, Philippines.jpg). Cultural Landmarks ;''Filipino Christian Church, Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) and St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church'' On May 5, 1998, the Los Angeles City Council designated the Filipino Christian Church as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 651. The Filipino (Disciples) Christian Church is the only Historic Cultural Monument designated by the City of Los Angeles with Filipino origins, distinguished by its German Gothic Revival and Craftsman architecture. The Disciples of Christ State Board adopted the work with the Filipinos as its mission and called on Rev. and Mrs. Frank Stipp, former missionaries to the Ilocos provinces, to oversee the work. Through them and the Disciples of Christ State Board, a center was later started when the Disciples secured for the Filipino Christian Fellowship four bungalows complete with apartment facilities and a worship place located at First and Bunker Hill, where the Music Center and Disney Concert Hall stand today. It is believed that these quarters sparked the start of what is known now as Historic Filipino Town. Having been the earliest Christian church established to cater to Filipino Americans, many key organizations in the area germinated from this church, including SIPA and the Filipino American Library. Although not yet designated as Historic-Cultural landmarks, Historic Filipinotown also has the oldest site for Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) (Iglesia ni Cristo)Church in mainland America and the earliest Filipino Catholic Church built in the country. Despite its gothic elements, the INC Church in the district is a $7.6 million USD structure which is also one of the few in the area that reflects genuine Philippine architecture. thumbnail right The $7.6 Million INC Church is one of the few structues that displays authentic Philippine architecture (File:Filipinotown INC.jpg) thumbnail right St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church, the nation's oldest 'Filipino' Catholic Church (File:St. Columban Filipino Church.jpg) Purchased in part by funds donated by First Lady Aurora Quezon as a gift to the Filipinos in Los Angeles: the St. Columban Filipino Church on Beverly Blvd and Loma St. also has authentic church bells from Antipolo City, Philippines. The church sits on one of the five hills that circled the old Los Angeles; this hill is called Crown Hill. In the 1890s Crown Hill was the epicenter of a massive oil boom when Edward L. Doheny and Charles A. Canfield bought a lot at Colton Street and Glendale Boulevard; on November 1892 they struck oil and the boom was on. ;''Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana mural'' Prior to the area being designated as Historic Filipinotown, on June 24, 1995, Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Historic Filipinotown (Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles), Koreatown (Koreatown, Los Angeles), Little Armenia (Little Armenia, Los Angeles), Little Ethiopia (Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles), Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles), and Thai Town (Thai Town, Los Angeles) provide examples of the polyglot (Multilingualism) character of Los Angeles.


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Historic Filipinotown Western Gateway at the corner of Temple St. and Silverlake Blvd. pushpin_map United States Los Angeles Central pushpin_label_position right pushpin_map_caption Location within Central Los Angeles pushpin_mapsize 250 latd 34.0719 longd -118.272959 established_title Named established_date 2002 postal_code_type Zip code postal_code 90026 blank_name_sec1 Streets blank_info_sec1 Alvarado Street, Beverly

Boulevard , Glendale Boulevard, Temple Street (Temple Street (Los Angeles)) thumbnail none Filipino Christian Church is a City of Los Angeles Historical Landmark (File:Filipino Christian Church.jpg) '''Historic Filipinotown''' is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that makes up the southwest portion of Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles). It was created by a resolution proposed by then-City Councilmember Eric Garcetti on August 2, 2002. The district

is bounded by the Hoover Street on the west to Glendale Boulevard on the east, Temple Street (Temple Street (Los Angeles)) on the north, Beverly Boulevard on the south side. This section of Echo Park has always been a puzzle, especially since it was separated from its northern portion by the US 101 Freeway (U.S. Route 101) in the 1950s and the southern section of the park where the tennis courts and baseball field are located. Historical Background The district is the first official


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accessdate September 15, 2007 ;''Hi-Fi Signage, Street Medallions (Banners) and Crosswalks'' In 2007, CALTRANS and the neighborhood council installed Historic Filipinotwn signage along the US 101 Freeway directing traffic to the area with the Alvarado and Glendale Blvd. exits. The crosswalks in Filipinotown have been decorated with traditional Filipino basket-weaving patterns designed by Edwin Frederizo who also designed Hi-Fi's street banners.

in Hi-Fi url http: lacityorgcd13.blogspot.com 2005 11 crosswalks-in-hi-fi-pt-ii.html publisher lacityorgcd13 accessdate November 1, 2005 According to the artist, "My design for the permanent art display conveys a message of peace, unity, and harmony amongst the community of Historic Filipinotown. The uniqueness of having Filipino American residents and businesses embedded within a variety of cultures allows for a very rich and conceptual visual art display. The Filipino American


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geographic designation by any city outside the Philippines honoring Filipinos. From a political and community planning standpoint, Historic Filipinotown is in the city of Los Angeles’s Thirteenth District, represented by council member Mitch O'Farrell. It overlaps, and is even divided by, the two larger communities of Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles, California). Khouri, Andrew (December 3, 2014)

realestate la-fi-property-report-westlake-20141204-story.html "Northern edge of Westlake finally getting developers' attention" ''Los Angeles Times'' Historic Filipinotown was created to help continue the history of this part of the neighborhood and promote economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests and common wealth of local residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. Community plans drawn up for Historic Filipinotown also impact

the community plans of Silver Lake-Echo Park and a small section of Westlake south of Beverly Boulevard. As a result, Historic Filipinotown must compete with these other localities for services and benefits while avoiding any conflict with their larger community parents. Filipino Americans represent the largest population of Asian Americans in California and also have one of the oldest communities of Asian Americans in the United States. The earliest settlement can be found in enclaves


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realestate la-fi-property-report-westlake-20141204-story.html "Northern edge of Westlake finally getting developers' attention" ''Los Angeles Times'' Historic Filipinotown was created to help continue the history of this part of the neighborhood and promote economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests and common wealth of local residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. Community plans drawn up for Historic Filipinotown also impact

diverse nature of Los Angeles. While the district still has a sizable Filipino population, they are the minority, overshadowed by a sizable Mexican (Mexican-American) and Central American population. Nevertheless, the area still has one of the highest concentrations of Filipino Americans in Southern California and still remains the cultural heart of Filipinos throughout Los Angeles. Of the 600,000 Filipinos that reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, an estimated 10,000 live

within Historic Filipinotown. On October 31, 2011, Historic Filipinotown was officially recognized as one of the nation’s Preserve America Communities. Receiving this honor from First Lady and Honorary Chair of the Preserve America Initiative, Michelle Obama, Historic Filipinotown is provided with strong federal support and incentives for the continued preservation of cultural and natural heritage resources. As a Preserve America Community, Historic Filipinotown is featured in the National


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annual events in Historic Filipinotown are the Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival, which is held every first Saturday of August, commemorating the designation of the District as the Historic Filipinotown. The Festival showcases the people and cultures of the residents of district with music, dances, food, entertainment, and health fair; the Annual Historic Filipinotown 5k Run Walk (sponsored by A Runner's Circle) and Philippine Independence Day Parade and Festival (co-sponsored by FACLA) every

second Saturday of June to celebrate the national day of the Philippines; and, the annual Christmas Lantern Parade and Festival.Following Thanksgiving, the lamp-posts along Temple Street are decorated with Philippine Christmas lanterns ( Parol ) as the launching of the Christmas festivities, which last until the Epiphany Celebration the following year. The Christmas Parol Project was several years in the making due to City Code requirements and fundraising challenges. In 2008, http

: www.historicfilipinotown.org Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council was able to raise enough funds to launch the annual event with a Christmas Lantern Parade on Temple Street. File:Parol, Philippines.jpg thumbnail left Over 31 "polemount" Parols are installed along Temple St. coinciding with festivities in the Philippines, the longest celebration of Christmas in the world. In addition a parade of Christmas lanterns like this one are paraded during the last day of Simbang Gabi


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realestate la-fi-property-report-westlake-20141204-story.html "Northern edge of Westlake finally getting developers' attention" ''Los Angeles Times'' Historic Filipinotown was created to help continue the history of this part of the neighborhood and promote economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests and common wealth of local residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. Community plans drawn up for Historic Filipinotown also impact


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Historic Filipinotown Western Gateway at the corner of Temple St. and Silverlake Blvd. pushpin_map United States Los Angeles Central pushpin_label_position right pushpin_map_caption Location within Central Los Angeles pushpin_mapsize 250 latd 34.0719 longd -118.272959 established_title Named established_date 2002 postal_code_type Zip code postal_code 90026 blank_name_sec1 Streets blank_info_sec1 Alvarado Street, Beverly

Boulevard , Glendale Boulevard, Temple Street (Temple Street (Los Angeles)) thumbnail none Filipino Christian Church is a City of Los Angeles Historical Landmark (File:Filipino Christian Church.jpg) '''Historic Filipinotown''' is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that makes up the southwest portion of Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles). It was created by a resolution proposed by then-City Councilmember Eric Garcetti on August 2, 2002. The district is bounded by the Hoover Street on the west to Glendale Boulevard on the east, Temple Street (Temple Street (Los Angeles)) on the north, Beverly Boulevard on the south side. This section of Echo Park has always been a puzzle, especially since it was separated from its northern portion by the US 101 Freeway (U.S. Route 101) in the 1950s and the southern section of the park where the tennis courts and baseball field are located. Historical Background The district is the first official geographic designation by any city outside the Philippines honoring Filipinos. From a political and community planning standpoint, Historic Filipinotown is in the city of Los Angeles’s Thirteenth District, represented by council member Mitch O'Farrell. It overlaps, and is even divided by, the two larger communities of Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles, California). Khouri, Andrew (December 3, 2014) "Northern edge of Westlake finally getting developers' attention" ''Los Angeles Times'' Historic Filipinotown was created to help continue the history of this part of the neighborhood and promote economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests and common wealth of local residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. Community plans drawn up for Historic Filipinotown also impact the community plans of Silver Lake-Echo Park and a small section of Westlake south of Beverly Boulevard. As a result, Historic Filipinotown must compete with these other localities for services and benefits while avoiding any conflict with their larger community parents. Filipino Americans represent the largest population of Asian Americans in California and also have one of the oldest communities of Asian Americans in the United States. The earliest settlement can be found in enclaves such as Manila Village in Jefferson Parish and St. Malo (St. Malo, Louisiana) in St. Bernard Parish which were founded in 1763 and became home to approximately 2,000 Filipino sailors and laborers. With houses plat-formed on stilts, the fishermen caught and dried their precious commodity, shrimp, for export to Asia, Canada, South and Central America. They introduced innovations such as "dancing the shrimp" and shrimp farming to the United States. Weather conditions eventually destroyed St. Malo in 1915 and Manila Village in 1965. On July 24, 1870, the Spanish-speaking residents of St. Malo founded the first Filipino social club called Sociedad de Beneficencia de los Hispano Filipinos to provide relief and support for the group’s members, including the purchasing of a burial places for their deceased. thumbnail left St. Malo, Louisiana St. Malo (File:5ViewsOfStMaloLouisiana1883.jpg) and Manila Village is the historic precursor to the City of Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown. Despite the fact that there are other enclaves of Filipinos living outside this district (such as Carson (Carson, California), Cerritos (Cerritos, California), West Covina (West Covina, California), Panorama City (Panorama City, California), and Eagle Rock (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles)) it was named "Historic Filipinotown" since it was one of the few areas where Filipinos first settled during the early part of the 20th century and home to key Filipino organizations, Filipino churches (Filipino Christian Church, Iglesia ni Kristo, St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church, United Church of God Ministries, Praise Christian Fellowship, and Congregational Christian Church), housing (Manila Terrace, Mindanao Towers, Mountain View Terrace, and Villa Ramos), and social service centers. Many Filipino American families began purchasing homes and establishing businesses in the area beginning from the 1940s, shifting away from the downtown area now known as Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California) in the 1920s and the Bunker Hill (Bunker Hill, Los Angeles) area later. In a section of downtown Los Angeles now known as Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles), a thriving community known as Little Manila existed and flourished for over two decades (1920s-1940s). This community of mostly males established numerous restaurants, pool halls, café's, employment agencies and barbershops which became the hub where Filipinos congregated, lived, socialized, organized, and networked among their compatriots to find companionship, fellowship and work. One would merely drive to First and Main Streets to solicit Filipinos; either by Hollywood studios in need of ethnic-type extras for cinematic productions or many others in need of cheap labor. Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Historic Filipinotown (Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles), Koreatown (Koreatown, Los Angeles), Little Armenia (Little Armenia, Los Angeles), Little Ethiopia (Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles), Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles), and Thai Town (Thai Town, Los Angeles) provide examples of the polyglot (Multilingualism) character of Los Angeles.


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. Cultural Landmarks ;''Filipino Christian Church, Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) and St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church'' On May 5, 1998, the Los Angeles City Council designated the Filipino Christian Church as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 651. The Filipino (Disciples) Christian Church is the only Historic Cultural Monument designated by the City of Los Angeles with Filipino origins, distinguished by its German Gothic Revival and Craftsman architecture. The Disciples of Christ State Board adopted the work with the Filipinos as its mission and called on Rev. and Mrs. Frank Stipp, former missionaries to the Ilocos provinces, to oversee the work. Through them and the Disciples of Christ State Board, a center was later started when the Disciples secured for the Filipino Christian Fellowship four bungalows complete with apartment facilities and a worship place located at First and Bunker Hill, where the Music Center and Disney Concert Hall stand today. It is believed that these quarters sparked the start of what is known now as Historic Filipino Town. Having been the earliest Christian church established to cater to Filipino Americans, many key organizations in the area germinated from this church, including SIPA and the Filipino American Library. Although not yet designated as Historic-Cultural landmarks, Historic Filipinotown also has the oldest site for Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) (Iglesia ni Cristo)Church in mainland America and the earliest Filipino Catholic Church built in the country. Despite its gothic elements, the INC Church in the district is a $7.6 million USD structure which is also one of the few in the area that reflects genuine Philippine architecture. thumbnail right The $7.6 Million INC Church is one of the few structues that displays authentic Philippine architecture (File:Filipinotown INC.jpg) thumbnail right St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church, the nation's oldest 'Filipino' Catholic Church (File:St. Columban Filipino Church.jpg) Purchased in part by funds donated by First Lady Aurora Quezon as a gift to the Filipinos in Los Angeles: the St. Columban Filipino Church on Beverly Blvd and Loma St. also has authentic church bells from Antipolo City, Philippines. The church sits on one of the five hills that circled the old Los Angeles; this hill is called Crown Hill. In the 1890s Crown Hill was the epicenter of a massive oil boom when Edward L. Doheny and Charles A. Canfield bought a lot at Colton Street and Glendale Boulevard; on November 1892 they struck oil and the boom was on. ;''Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana mural'' Prior to the area being designated as Historic Filipinotown, on June 24, 1995, Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Historic Filipinotown (Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles), Koreatown (Koreatown, Los Angeles), Little Armenia (Little Armenia, Los Angeles), Little Ethiopia (Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles), Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles), and Thai Town (Thai Town, Los Angeles) provide examples of the polyglot (Multilingualism) character of Los Angeles.

Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

'''Historic Filipinotown''' is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that makes up the southwest portion of Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles). It was created by a resolution proposed by then-City Councilmember Eric Garcetti on August 2, 2002. The district is bounded by the Hoover Street on the west to Glendale Boulevard on the east, Temple Street (Temple Street (Los Angeles)) on the north, Beverly Boulevard on the south side. This section of Echo Park has always been a puzzle, especially since it was separated from its northern portion by the US 101 Freeway (U.S. Route 101) in the 1950s and the southern section of the park where the tennis courts and baseball field are located.

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