Broadway on My Mind LAVA Walking Tour #3 – September 2013

In July 2013, LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association launched a series of six monthly walking tours along Broadway meant to raise consciousness about the Broadway Theater and Commercial District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the pending implementation of Strategy One, Phase One of the City of Los Angeles’ Broadway Streetscape Master Plan. Each walking tour follows and departs from the free LAVA Sunday Salon.

Tour guides are Donald Spivack (CRA), Nathan Marsak, Ed Rosenthal (the poet broker) and Richard Schave (Esotouric/LAVA), with a musical interlude from Flannery Lunsford.

This month, we walked along South Broadway, between 9th and 8th Streets, focusing on the theaters as well as the original retail stores along the block. Stops include Clifton’s Cafeteria, Hamburger’s Department Store, the Eastern Columbia Building and the United Artists Theatre.

Read about this tour here, and watch video of the walk below.