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Presented by the Los Angeles Visionaries Association.

Picture?width=50&height=50 Tanja M. Laden

Please join Nathan Marsak & Richard Schave of 1947project and Rev. Andy Bales of the Union Rescue Mission (URM) for a 90-minute walking tour along the historic paths that have delineated Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. This tour derives from the ongoing 1947project In SRO Land blog series that uses the archives of the URM (founded 1891) as a tool for exploring the social and architectural history of the forgotten people and places of Downtown Los Angeles.

Following the walking tour, we will gather at the URM for a free roof-top screening of a recently-discovered circa 1949 short color film of Main Street and other downtown Los Angeles locations, the Union Rescue Mission-produced "Of Scrap & Steel." Gourmet box dinners: “Meals with a purpose” will be available for purchase ($7, cash only), with a choice of sandwich (vegetarian, roast beef or chicken), cookie, fruit, chips and beverage. 100% of proceeds from your meal donation goes to the URM, and the proceeds from each dinner will feed two other people. These free events require individual registration on the LAVA website.


Free Skid Row History Walking Tour and Rooftop Screening

Thursday, October 10, 2013 5pm – 9:30pm


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