Echo Park is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, northwest of Downtown Los Angeles and southeast of Hollywood.
Boundaries and neighborhoods 
According to the "Mapping L.A." of the Los Angeles Times, Echo Park has an area of 2.4 square miles and is bounded on the north and northeast by Riverside Drive (Los Angeles), on the east by Elysian Park, Stadium Way and Beaudry Avenue, on the south by West Second Street and the Hollywood Freeway and on the west by an irregular line consisting of Benton Way, Berkeley Avenue and Glendale Boulevard, 
Within Echo Park lie the neighborhoods of Angelino Heights and Elysian Heights.
Government and infrastructure 
Local government 
Los Angeles Fire Department Station 20 is in the area.
Los Angeles Police Department operates the Rampart Community Police Station at 1401 West 6th St., 90017.
County, state, and federal representation 
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Central Health Center in Downtown Los Angeles, serving Echo Park.
The United States Postal Service Edendale Post Office is located at 1525 North Alvarado Street.
In 2007, LAUSD used eminent domain to remove 50 homes in order to build a new school.
Elysian Heights Elementary school was home to "Room 8 the Cat" 
Within Echo Park are the following schools:
High school 
Elementary schools 
- Baxter Montessori, 2101 North Echo Park Avenue (private)
- Elysian Heights Elementary, 1562 Baxter Street (LAUSD)
- Clifford Street Elementary, 2150 Duane Street (LAUSD)
- Mayberry Street Elementary, 2414 Mayberry Street (LAUSD)
- Golden West Christian, 1310 Liberty Street (private)
- Gabriella Charter, 1435 Logan Street (LAUSD)
- Logan Street Elementary, 1711 West Montana Street (LAUSD)
Other schools 
- DC Academy, 626 Coronado Terrace (private)
Public libraries 
Los Angeles Public Library operates two branches in Echo Park: Echo Park Branch and Edendale Branch.
Notable residents 
- Carlos Almaraz. artist
- Allison Anders, film and television director
- Jackson Browne, musician
- Leonardo DiCaprio shared housing, living with father in Echo Park and mother in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, when young
- William Ferguson (1822–1910), member of the Los Angeles Common Council
- Glenn Frey, musician
- Eric Garcetti, elected mayor of Los Angeles on May 21, 2013
- Roy Hampton, Los Angeles City Council member, 1939–41
- Marilyn Horne, soprano, lived at 1565 Altivo Way
- Film director John Huston
- Paul Landacre, artist, lived at 2006 El Moran Street
- Shia LaBeouf, actor
- Solomon Lazard (1827–1916), entrepreneur, banker and politician
- Henry Jay Lewis, musical conductor
- Estelle Lawton Lindsey, newspaper columnist and Los Angeles City Council member, lived at 2414 Echo Park Avenue
- Edward Middleton Manigault, painter
- Steve McQueen, actor, lived on Vestal Street in 1955
- Carey McWilliams author, editor and lawyer
- Albert Nozaki, movie art director
- Art Pepper, jazz musician
- Jackson Pollock, artist
- James Wesley Potts, merchant, landowner and member of the Los Angeles Common Council; noted locally as an amateur weatherman nicknamed "The Prophet."
- Ann Robinson, actress and stunt horse rider
- Roger L. Simon, novelist and screenwriter
- Elliott Smith, musician, singer, songwriter
- J. D. Souther, musician 
- Darwin William Tate, Los Angeles City Council member, 1933–39
- Danny Trejo, actor
- Frank Zappa, musician and songwriter
- Jake Zeitlin opened an antique book shop at 1623 Landa Street
See also 
Notes and references 
- ^ a b "Los Angeles Times Neighborhood Project". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- ^ a b "Echo Park," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- ^ Thomas Guide, Los Angeles County, 2004, pages 594 and 634
- ^ "Central Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
- ^ "Post Office Location - EDENDALE." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
- ^ Welch, Matt. "Death of a neighborhood." Los Angeles Times. August 7, 2007.
- ^ Room 8 the Cat
- ^  "Echo Park Schools," Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
- ^ "Oral history interview with Carlos Almaraz, 1986 Feb. 6-1987 Jan. 29, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- ^ "Internet Movie Database Biography for Allison Anders". Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- ^ a b c d e f g "Historic Echo Park: Memory Lane". Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- ^ Catalano, Grace (February 1997). Leonardo DiCaprio: Modern-Day Romeo. New York, New York: Dell Publishing Group. pp. 7–15. ISBN 0-440-22701-1.
- ^ "LEONARDO DICAPRIO; Scumsville superstar; HIS PARENTS WERE HIPPIES, AND HE GREW UP IN THE POOREST PART OF TOWN.(Features) – The People (London, England) – HighBeam Research". Highbeam.com. 1998-04-19. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- ^ "Poverty and family split spurred Leo to pounds 3m a film Titanic stardom; Gran tells of screen idol's battle". The Mirror (London, England). Highbeam. 1998-01-28. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- ^ a b c "Dons Clothes and Dies," Los Angeles Times, April 10, 1910, page II-1
- ^ Merrill and Hampton Rade in 13th District to be Close," Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1939, page 2
- ^ a b "Roy Hampton Services Set," Los Angeles Times, April 20, 1953, page A-28
- ^ a b "Historic Echo Park: Jake Zeitlin". Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- ^ Strauss, Bob (April 11, 2007). ""Disturbia" star has practiced a long time". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- ^ King, Susan (April 11, 2007). "A prime cut of LaBeouf". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- ^ Ptach, Dave (Summer 2005), Historic Echo Park "Fellowship Parkway Artist Fasted for Sake of Vision", Echo Park Historical Society News, retrieved August 29, 2011.
- ^ "Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School: Local History Timeline". Retrieved 2011-06-23.
- ^ "Historic Echo Park: Carey McWilliams". Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- ^ "War of the Worlds, Battle of Los Angeles, and Albert Nozaki". Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- ^ DonutsAndBBQ
- ^ "Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School: Local History Timeline". Retrieved 2011=06-24.
- ^ "Notice—To All Persons Interested," Los Angeles Herald, September 9, 1889, page 1
- ^ "Echo Park residents scope out proposed Barlow Hospital development". September 8, 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- ^ Dick Lochte, "The second coming of Moses Wine; Roger L Simon’s semiautobiographical novels about the edgy, radical sleuth are being reissued." Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2000
- ^ Kimberly Chun, "No Easy Way Out," sfbg.com
- ^ "Official Autopsy Report on Steven Paul Smith". The Smoking Gun. 2003-10-21. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- ^ "Carl Jacobson Vexes Voters," Los Angeles Times, May 26, 1933 Access to this link may require the use of a library card
- ^ Beale, Lewis (May 9, 2007). "He ain't that bad". Daily News (New York).
- ^ Bowles, Scott (September 3, 2010). "'Machete' star Danny Trejo is an illustrated man, in many ways". USA Today. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
- ^ Miles, 2004, Frank Zappa, pp. 8–9. Full reference in Zappa Wikipedia page.
External links 
Coordinates: 34°04′45″N 118°15′29″W / 34.0792°N 118.258°W
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