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Encyclopedia > Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California.
View of the Silver Lake neighborhood
View of the Silver Lake neighborhood

Silver Lake is a district east of Hollywood in the City of Los Angeles, California. Silver Lake is inhabited by a wide variety of ethnicities and socioeconomic groups, but it is best known as an eclectic gathering of the creative class. Silver Lake is known for its bohemian vibe, mix of class levels, and neighborhood feel. Silver Lake contains some of the most famous modernist architecture in the United States. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 687 pixel, file size: 311 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: view of the Silver Lake neighborhood Date: 4/13/07 Location: Los Angeles, CA Author: David Liu File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 687 pixel, file size: 311 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: view of the Silver Lake neighborhood Date: 4/13/07 Location: Los Angeles, CA Author: David Liu File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current... Hollywood redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The creative class is a group of people that social scientist Dr. Richard Florida, Hirst Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, believes are a key driving force for economic development of post-industrial cities in the USA. The Creative Class concept is controversial, as is Floridas methodology. ...


Since the 1990s it has become the center of the alternative and indie rock scene in Los Angeles. The Sunset Junction Street Fair, a major event in August, is held there. It also is — or has been — the home of musicians such as Bret McKenzie, Mr. Criminal, Roddy Bottum, Tom Waits, Beck, Karen O, Eels, Irving, Autolux, Earlimart, Dios Malos, Giant Drag, Porno for Pyros, Jane's Addiction, Scarling., Piebald (who relocated from Andover, Massachusetts), Mia Doi Todd, Moving Units, Henry Rollins, Bon Harris, Rilo Kiley, Pavement, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lou Barlow, Chuck Regan and the late Elliott Smith. The band Silversun Pickups took its name from the strip mall at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard. Since the indie rock music scene is particularly prominent in this neighborhood, comparisons are often drawn between Silver Lake and New York City's Williamsburg district. Dangerbird Records was founded in Silver Lake, and is currently located in the Sunset Junction neighborhood. The label is home to Silver Lake bands Sea Wolf, Darker My Love, Silversun Pickups, Eulogies, The One AM Radio and others. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Sunset Junction Street Fair is an event held annually in the Silver Lake community of Los Angeles. ... Bret McKenzie (born 29 June, 1976 in New Zealand) is a singer and actor, and a member of The Black Seeds. ... Mr. ... Roddy Bottum (born Roswell Christopher Bottum, 1 July 1963, Los Angeles, California), is an American musician, best known as the keyboardist for the San Francisco rock band, Faith No More, and currently frontman for Imperial Teen. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... This article is about the musician. ... Karen Lee OrzoÅ‚ek, better known as Karen O (born November 22, 1978 in South Korea), is the lead vocalist for the New York art punk band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ... Eels (also sometimes eels or EELS, depending on the album) is an American rock band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as Mr. ... Irving may refer to: // Persons Family name David Irving, a British Holocaust denier Henry Irving, British actor. ... Autolux are a Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Eugene Goreshter (lead vocals, bass), Greg Edwards (guitar, vocals), and Carla Azar (drums, vocals). ... Earlimart is a census-designated place located in Tulare County, California. ... Giant Drag is a Californian Indie rock duo, composed of singer/guitarist Annie Hardy and a simultaneous drummer and synth-player. ... Porno for Pyros was a US musical group and was Perry Farrells and Stephen Perkins next project after their former band Janes Addiction. ... Janes Addiction is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Scarling. ... Piebald is an American alternative rock band. ... Andover may mean: Phillips Academy, a Massachusetts prep school often known as Andover Avro Andover, a British military transport aircraft Hawker Siddeley Andover, a British military transport aircraft RAF Andover, a former Royal Air Force station now used by the Army Air Corps Andover, Kansas Tornado, a tornado in Kansas... This article is about the U.S. state. ... // Mia Doi Todd (born June 30, 1975) is a musician from Los Angeles, California, U.S.. Todd moved to New Haven, Connecticut in 1993 to attend Yale University, where she majored in East Asian Studies. ... Moving Units is a dance-rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield) is an American singer and songwriter, spoken word artist, author, and actor. ... Vaughan Bon Harris hails from Chelmsford, Essex, England and now resides in Los Angeles. ... Rilo Kiley is a Los Angeles-based indie rock band. ... Pavement was an American indie rock band in the 1990s. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. ... Louis Knox Barlow (born July 17, 1966) is a musician from the USA credited with helping pioneer the lo-fi style of rock music in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... For the self-titled album, see Elliott Smith (album). ... Silversun Pickups (also simply known as SSPU) is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, signed to Dangerbird Records, and headed by Brian Aubert. ... Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. ... Darker My Love is a Psychedelic/Christian Rap/Punk Group as they describe it on their Myspace. ... Silversun Pickups (also simply known as SSPU) is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, signed to Dangerbird Records, and headed by Brian Aubert. ... The One AM Radio is the musical project of Hrishikesh Hirway, a composer and songwriter from Los Angeles. ...


The famous flight of stairs in Laurel and Hardy's classic film The Music Box are located on Descanso Dr. in Silver Lake. Laurel and Hardy, in a promotional still from their 1937 feature film Way Out West. ... The Music Box is a Laurel and Hardy short film comedy released in 1932. ...


During the 1930s, Walt Disney built his first large studio here, at the corner of Griffith Park Blvd. and Hyperion, on the property now occupied by Gelson's Market. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...

View of the world famous Sunset Junction
View of the world famous Sunset Junction

A few blocks away on Glendale Blvd. was the studio of Tom Mix, on the property now occupied by a shopping center named Mixville. It is rumored that Mix buried his fabled steed, "Tony, the Wonder Horse", at the center of the property. Thomas Edwin Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix; January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940) was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies. ...


Architect Richard Neutra, designer of many homes in the area, built his own home on Silver Lake Boulevard. The house still exists, and is visited by many architecture fans and students. Neutra's offices were located one block away from his home on Glendale Boulevard. The sign in front of the building bears the name of his firm. Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, California. ...

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Geography

Silver Lake is quite large and is divided between the Zip Codes of 90039 and 90026, with part of Sunset Junction in 90029 and with parts of Hyperion and Fountain Avenues in 90027. Mr. ... Sunset Junction is a community part of the district of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, California. ...


Silver Lake has a fair share of businesses but is better known for its residential areas. It has a wide variation in ethnicities and subcultures, including a large gay population. After the two zip codes in the West Hollywood area, 90046 and 90069, Silver Lake's 90026 zip code has the highest number of same-sex couples in the Los Angeles metro area, according to the Gay Demographics website, which uses 2000 U.S. Census numbers. [1] GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ...


Silver Lake is bordered by Echo Park to the east and southeast, Atwater Village to the north, Historic Filipinotown to the south, Virgil Village to the south-west, East Hollywood to the west and Los Feliz to the northwest. The lake in Echo Park. ... Atwater Village is a neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles, California. ... Historic Filipinotown, is a district of Los Angeles, California, located between Westlake and Echo Park. ... Virgil Village is centered on Virgil Avenue, east of Vermont Ave. ... East Hollywood is a neighborhood in Los Angeles encompassing Hollywood east of Western Ave. ... Contemporary view of L.A. from behind the Griffith Observatory in Los Feliz. ...


As of the census of 2000, there are 44,351 people in the neighborhood. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 40.53% White (21.24% non-Hispanic white), 2.74% African American, 1.10% Native American, 16.58% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 33.25% from other races, and 5.65% from two or more races. 57.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


History

Hyperion-Rowena shopping area in northern Silver Lake
Hyperion-Rowena shopping area in northern Silver Lake

Originally named "Ivanhoe," the neighborhood was named after the man-made reservoir which lies at its center. The reservoir was named "Ivanhoe" after the Scottish Sir Walter Scott 1819 novel Ivanhoe by land speculator and Gabrieliño Indians advocate Hugo Reid.[citation needed] Many of the streets in Silver Lake are named for characters in Ivanhoe including Rowena and Herkimer, or after Scottish names such as St. George. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... For the first Premier of Saskatchewan see Thomas Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott (August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe. ... For other uses, see Ivanhoe (disambiguation). ... Hugo Reid was a resident of Los Angeles, California in 1852 who wrote a series of newspaper letters that described the culture, language, and modern circumstances of the local Gabrielino Indians and criticized their treatment under the Franciscan mission system. ... For other uses, see Ivanhoe (disambiguation). ... Rowena is a Latinized form of a Germanic name meaning fame and joy, formed from the words hrod (fame) and wynn (joy). ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ...



The reservoir is divided into an upper and lower section. The upper section retains the name Ivanhoe while the lower section alone is properly known as Silver Lake. "Silver Lake" was named in 1906 not for its color, but after Herman Silver (1830-1913), a member of Los Angeles’ first Board of Water Commissioners. The reservoir is operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Currently it provides water to communities in South Los Angeles but is in the process of being decommissioned. Silver Lake's water resources will be replaced by an underground reservoir in Griffith Park, while the existing lake will be converted to recreational use. The transition is underway with a walking/running track being completed around the perimeter and a dog park and a nursery school on the East side of the lake. South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural portion lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. ...


In recent years the gentrification of the neighborhood has begun to intensify including the opening of many stylish indie boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants..


The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council was formed in the early 2000s and certified in February, 2003. Its 21-member Governing Board has been elected each September thereafter. Recent projects have included a street Street Medallions (created by artist Cheri Gaulke) and [ArtCans] created by several different artists and groups. Cheri Gaulke (b. ...


The SL Residents Association, SL Improvement Association, Committee to Save SL's Reservoirs, the SL Chamber of Commerce and Neighbors for Peace & Justice are all active in the area.


Education

The area is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Schools serving Silver Lake include:[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 356 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (386 × 649 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Builiding with Gothic Architecture I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 356 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (386 × 649 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Builiding with Gothic Architecture I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... John Marshall High School is a high school in Los Angeles, California, USA. Marshall, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ...

John Marshall High School is a high school in Los Angeles, California, USA. Marshall, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. ...

Famous residents past and present

For other uses, see Morrissey (disambiguation). ... Timothy Lockwood Armstrong (born November 25, 1966) is a American musician and songwriter best known for his work with punk rock bands Rancid, Operation Ivy, and Transplants, and the Dance Hall Crashers. ... Louis Knox Barlow (born July 17, 1966) is a musician from the USA credited with helping pioneer the lo-fi style of rock music in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article is about the musician. ... Mr. ... This article is about the band. ... Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia), better known by his stage name Flea, is the bassist for the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... Cheri Gaulke (b. ... Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian actor. ... Maynard James Keenan (born James Herbert Keenan on April 17, 1964) is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Kelly Colleen Lynch (born January 31, 1959) is an American actress. ... Rachel McAdams (born October 7, 1978) is a Canadian actress. ... Bret McKenzie (born 29 June, 1976 in New Zealand) is a singer and actor, and a member of The Black Seeds. ... Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, California. ... Ana s Nin (February 21, 1903 - January 14, 1977) was a French author who became famous for her self-published diaries, which span a period of forty years, beginning when she was twelve years old. ... Rupert Pole (February 18, 1919 — July 15, 2006) was a husband of Anaïs Nin, and her literary executor. ... For the African-American television actress, see Parker McKenna Posey. ... Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American actor known for his roles as Adam Kaufman on 24, Sasan on So NoTORIous, and Gabriel Sylar Gray on NBCs Heroes. ... Tatum Reed (born August 8, 1980) is an American adult actress and adult movie producer. ... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a [[Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield) is an American singer and songwriter, spoken word artist, author, and actor. ... For the self-titled album, see Elliott Smith (album). ... Vaughan Bon Harris hails from Chelmsford, Essex, England and now resides in Los Angeles. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning television and film actor, well known for his lead role of Jack Bauer on the television series 24. ...

References

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External links

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Los Angeles: Shopping : The Top Shopping Streets & Neighborhoods : Silver Lake & Los Feliz | Frommers.com (874 words)
Located at the eastern end of Hollywood and technically part of Los Angeles, these two communities have been rising steadily on the hipness meter.
Silver Lake, named for the man-made Silver Lake reservoir at its center, is a bohemian community of artists and ethnic families that's popular for nightclubbing and barhopping.
Los Feliz is northwest of Silver Lake, centered on Vermont and Hillhurst avenues between Sunset and Los Feliz boulevards; it's slightly tamer and filled with 1920s and 1930s buildings.
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (916 words)
Silver Lake is a district east of Hollywood in the City of Los Angeles, California.
Silver Lake is bordered by Elysian Park to the east, Echo Park to the southeast, Atwater Village to the north, Historic Filipinotown to the south, East Hollywood to the west and Los Feliz to the northwest.
Silver Lake is divided between the Zip Codes of 90039, and 90026, with part of Sunset Junction in 90029.
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