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Category Archives: Downtown

Special – Downtown (104)

Huell Howser spends the day at various locations in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. This episode marks the beginning of the new series “Downtown.”

Old Bank District – Downtown (113)

Huell visits several buildings in the old bank district, including the beautifully restored St. Vibiana’s Church, which will have a new life as a performing arts and community center thanks to developer Tom Gilmore.

Discoveries- Downtown (115)

Huell spends an afternoon in downtown L.A. at Bottega Louie’s, a new hot spot in the old Brooks Brothers building. Then at La Cita, he visits a true downtown fixture with its authentic ranchera music and dance. Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market 700 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 802-1470 La Cita  Continue Reading »

Downtown Hidden Surprises- Downtown (114)

Huell visits the Christian Science Reading Room, followed by a tour of the garden that surrounds Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Christian Science Reading Room 730 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 622-3639 2009

Disney Concert Hall-Downtown (111)

Most people don’t don’t seem to know that tours of the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall are available to visitors daily as performance schedules permit. Also, some of the most beautiful gardens in Los Angeles are nestled around this stunning building. Huell takes a wonderful tour of the grounds and learns about all  Continue Reading »

Church of the Open Door-Downtown (110)

If you visit the high rise at 550 South Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles, you might not know the rich history of that address or why there is a small memorial to the Church of the Open Door in the entrance to the building. Members of the church come back to share with Huell  Continue Reading »

Film Shoots-Downtown (109)

Huell visits the set of CSI New York which is actually shot in downtown Los Angeles. New York, eat your heart out! 2007

Eastern Columbia Building-Downtown (108)

Located at 849 S. Broadway in the Broadway Theater District of downtown Los Angeles. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of Los Angeles’ historic buildings, as well as its finest surviving example of Art Deco. In this adventure Huell tours the magnificently restored Eastern Columbia Building to discover it’s great history  Continue Reading »

Safety-Downtown (107)

Huell walks the streets of Downtown Los Angeles with a veteran LAPD officer to talk about safety. 2007

Trade Tech – Downtown (112)

Huell visits Los Angeles Trade Tech College, where students learn to become mechanics, beauticians and even chefs.