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Architecture Tours L.A.

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Fabulous tour of Downtown architrcture

We did the driving tour of Downtown with Laura and it was incredible. She showed us many wonderful architectural gems as well as areas such as the Fashion District, Little Tokyo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the driving tour of Downtown with Laura and it was incredible. She showed us many wonderful architectural gems as well as areas such as the Fashion District, Little Tokyo etc which gave us a feeling for the rich smorgasbord that is DTLA. We went in one building, the Bradbury, which was built in 1893 and is a gorgeous... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first exposure to downtown and central LA. It's much to large an area for a walking tour, though that would be a perfect "second" tour if you're inclined. This was perfect, a slow drive around the central city, including various districts, such as fashion, Japantown, Chinatown, theater, and a Victorian era residential district. Laura is engaging, knows... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, informative tour of mid-century modern gems in Silverlake, the highlight of which was the Neutra VDL house and nearby houses by the same architect. Many Shindler houses too. Recommended.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first architecture tour of LA. Arranging for the tour was simple. Laura was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. My wife and I moved to LA area a couple of years ago and were in various areas as we went to various venues. This was the first time that we saw the various neighborhoods in context of the... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to LA several times for business conferences and have seen all the usual tourist sights. I am so glad I found Laura' s website! I love architecture and history, and her tours are the best of both! I went on the Downtown tour one day and the Silver Lake tour the following day. I gained a better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the Bev Hills/Hollywood and Mid City/Hancock tours in Jun 2015 and the Silver Lake tour in Feb 2017. I enjoyed all 3 tours. Laura tells you about buildings designed by well known architects as well as those by lesser known ones. Her knowledge is amazing. She is friendly and easy to talk to. Actually you don't need to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My girlfriend and I live in Los Angeles, and find ourselves Downtown all the time. While we've enjoyed the bars, restaurants, and protests, we've never learned much about the architecture. I was thrilled to find that Laura offers Architecture Tours of various LA neighborhoods, and Downtown was among them. After reading other glowing reviews, I decided to buy the tour... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Laura runs personalized tours for individuals or very small groups in her van. Laura is an architect historian and it shows! She has both historical and personal knowledge of the properties (and some of the owners) and their stories. I left feeling much more connected to LA than I otherwise would have. Because the tours are small, you can ask... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I am so glad that I learned about Laura and her tours on TripAdvisor. I went on the Silver Lake tour, which had some great Midcentury Modern buildings. I called to check availability, and Laura answered my call right away and provided some additional details. Laura was a friendly and knowledgable guide and provided a great "sense of place" for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I found Laura's company via the internet from our snowy home in Minnesota and when we joined her on the Silver Lake neighborhood tour in LA recently, her wonderful tour was all that I hoped it would be and much more. We learned so much while traveling Silver Lake's streets and Laura combined her well-honed teaching methods with lots of... More 

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