SOLD OUT – Ebell Theatre Tour

The Ebell of Los Angeles was founded in 1894 by a small group of women determined to advance women’s opportunities in education, civic improvement and “in every branch of culture.” The Italian renaissance style women’s clubhouse, including the 1,200 seat Wilshire Ebell Theatre, was designed by Sumner P. Hunt of Hunt & Burns and opened in October 1927. The garden courtyard was designed by landscape architect Florence Yoch, and features sculptor Henry Lion’s “Fountain of Honor”.

The Ebell was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1982, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Preservation specialist Christy McAvoy, founder of Historic Resources Group, has created a behind-the-scenes tour highlighting the preservation challenges of the Ebell’s campus as it nears its 100th anniversary. This insider’s tour will take guests through the Ebell’s 83,000 square foot complex, and the abundance of completely original architectural spaces and materials comprising this unique
LA landmark.

McAvoy is an award-winning historic preservation specialist who has been involved in local, state and national preservation projects. In addition to founding Pasadena-based HRG, she has served on the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Board of the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology. She is a past president of the Los Angeles Conservancy and the California Preservation Foundation, and co-founded Hollywood Heritage.

*Please note, this tour does involve walking and use of staircases. Contact info@classicist-socal.org with any mobility concerns.

$25 for ICAA Members
$40 for Non-Members
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August 26 @ 10:00 am
10:00 am — 11:30 am (1h 30′)

Ebell Theatre 4401 W 8th St Los Angeles