The famed Victorian-era Bunker Hill neighborhood of Los Angeles was wiped away by urban renewal in the 1960s. In its place rose a decades-long rebuilding of cultural and commercial structures. As such, Bunker Hill is now Los Angeles' open-air "museum of modernism," a rich panoply of architectural styles, including Late Moderne, New Formalist, Corporate Modern, Postmodern, and much more.
Marsak's Guide to Bunker Hill is an illustrated guidebook that takes you to every spot on contemporary Bunker Hill, and tells the stories from early, still-extant marvels like the 1901 Third Street Tunnel and Angels Flight, to those up-to-the-minute structures like Frank Gehyr's Grand, which opened in 2023.
Author: Nathan Marsak
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, 2023
About the author: Nathan Marsak became obsessed with Los Angeles after watching The Munsters, and the film The Loved One, on television as a child. As a result, he moved to LA to write about its architecture and culture in 1993. You can read more of Nathan's writing at RIP Los Angeles and Bunker Hill Los Angeles.