|CLASS: Historic Los Angeles|
From the first settlement at El Pueblo Historical Monument to today's modern urban center with its world-class institutions, we'll see how the downtown area has evolved.
FIELD TRIP: Exploration of Downtown Los Angeles
After class, ride the motorcoach to the first destination to begin an all day exploration of downtown with John Daugherty, our guide. John has lived in LA for over 50 years, is passionate about the city and eager to share some of his favorite areas with us.
During the day, our stops will include the 1893 Bradbury Building, the oldest commercial office structure remaining in downtown LA and a popular film location; the facades of Vaudeville-era movie houses on Broadway; the Walt Disney Concert Hall gardens and Grand Ave. lobby; and the Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels where we'll visit the sanctuary and mausoleum and admire John Nava's tapestries. Later we'll view LA City Hall and Union Station, the last of the nation's great train stations. Built in 1939, it features a grand combination of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco designs.