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Architecture Tours L.A.

Address: Los Angeles, CA 90093 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: (323)464-7868
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Ranked #7 of 395 Activities in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

As a former docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, I am pretty picky about architectural tours--and I have been on several worldwide--some great and some just so-so. And critical me cannot say enough great things about Laura and the Silver Lake tour I took yesterday. Laura is a wonderful guide---extremely knowledgeable about LA's history and architecture, she is lively presenter... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

'G' and I love Laura's tours - have done both the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills and more recently the Downtown LA versions. Laura is super friendly and her knowledge is second to none. Her tours are amazing value for money, and she is mega-informative! Can't wait for the next one (which will be Silverlake!) Take at least one of her tours... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On a recent trip to Los Angeles we booked a 'Silver Lake' tour with Architectural Tours LA. I'm so glad we did, as the tour brought this part of LA really alive for us. When driving along (let's face it who walks in LA) it's almost impossible to see any great detail. Yet settled in the comfort of Laura's SUV... More 

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I travel to LA frequently to see family. We "discovered" Laura Massino in 2009 and have taken every tour she offers in her comfortable van, from Hollywood, to Silver Lake, to Pasadena, for example. In fact we enjoy the tours so thoroughly and like our personable and knowledgeable guide so much, we've started over and are doing... More 

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Los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I was fortunate to do the Downtown LA and Frank Llyod Wright tour with Laura, and they were both excellent. The Downtown LA tour really gave a flavour for the variety of wonderful architecture from various decades in LA and Laura's knowledge of the architecture, the architects and LA history in general was outstanding. The Frank Llyod Wright tour highlights... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was fortunate to have a solo tour with Laura of the Silverlake mid century houses which I would never have found on my own. We even lucked out and managed to get an inside peek of one of Neutra's houses which was being inspected for sale that day. Laura's insider knowledge and ability to get me up close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We contacted Laura and mentioned that we were interested in mid-century modern architecture. She suggested her tour of the Silver Lake area. This was the perfect tour for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw houses that we would have never found on our own. Laura's knowledge of the architects and architecture of this period was very impressive. Driving... More 

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Laura through the downtown area. We kicked off with a biggie: The Walt Disney Centre ... but each and every building selected, had a good tale to tell. We covered, with ease, an enormous number of buildings and neighbourhoods and history too! Laura kindly dropped me off at the tour's end at Grand Central... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Laura has shown me parts of Los Angeles that I never knew of or appreciated when I lived there in the 1980s. She seems to know every street, alley, house and historic building. Her knowledge of the city's architecture is extremely impressive. But, as a longtime L.A. resident, her knowledge does not stop there. She knows everything about this city... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Laura was a gracious host and showed us parts of the downtown area that we would not have seen. With a background in Architectual History she made the downtown area come alive. When we go back we will be contacting her for further tours that she offers

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