"Atwater Village" book cover
Get your own copy today! Books will be available with the following Atwater Village merchants:
Alias Books East – 3163 Glendale Blvd
Luis Lopez Automotive – 2751 Fletcher Dr
Pot-ted – 3158 Los Feliz Blvd
Speed Co Fax & Pack – 3371 Glendale Blvd
Vince’s Market – 3250 Silver Lake Blvd
The book is also available by mail order for a donation of $21.99 per book plus $5 (up to five books) shipping & handling. Click here to download order form (PDF file).
You can also contact us at 323.913.2999 or email@example.com
Atwater Village residents, business owners, city agencies and volunteers came together on this past Saturday, October 1, to make our village sparkle and shine. Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make our community cleaner and greener.
As part of a team effort the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce and FAV was awarded a $2,500 “Clean and Connected Communities” grant for our “Make ‘em Sparkle Make ‘em Shine” beautification project. This joint project focused on sprucing up the commercial corridors of Glendale Blvd and Fletcher Dr. “Make ‘em Sparkle Make ‘em Shine” entailed steam cleaning, repairing and painting of the historic tile trash receptacles; as well as repainting and replanting the plant containers all along Glendale Blvd. Fletcher Dr will soon get its graffiti abatement murals cleaned and touched up – including a fresh application of anti-graffiti coating. And the river rock parkway at the corner of Larga Ave and Fletcher Dr also got weeded and cleaned.
Besides these projects many volunteers helped to remove weeds from around tree wells, curbs and gutters, picked up trash, swept the streets through out the neighborhood and some of the businesses had their sidewalks steam cleaned.
In addition, the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC) was also awarded a separate grant and has already started working on improving and beautifying the landscaping of the median down Glendale Blvd. The AVNC has started their planting of drought tolerant plants on the Glendale Blvd median between Glenfeliz Blvd and Larga Ave.
It does take a village to keep our village beautiful. Again, thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Atwater Village sparkle and shine.
Click here for project photo gallery
Tuesday, September 27 · 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Atwater Village Branch Library – Community Room
3379 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90039
Join Friends of Atwater Village for a presentation on Atwater Village history based on the “Images of America: Atwater Village” book. The presentation will also include photos not included in the book.
Join Friends of Atwater Village and Potted for evening of history… Atwater Village history.
Thursday, September 15 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
3158 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, California
"Atwater Village" book cover
Atwater Village celebrated its centennial in 2010. To help commemorate this important milestone Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) produced Atwater’s first photographic history book, as part of Arcadia Publishing for the Images of America series. The book will become available this August 1st.
From the book’s back-cover
In the shadow of Griffith Park along the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River sitsAtwater Village, a charming slice of Los Angeles nestled amid Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and the city of Glendale. Atwater’s beginnings date to 1868 when W. C. B. Richardson bought the 671-acre Santa Eulalia Rancho. Starting in 1904, the Pacific Electric Red Car offered a convenient commute to downtown Los Angeles, and the Art Tile Company (later Gladding McBean) and Van de Kamps Bakery became key local employers. Stylish homes and bungalows proliferated along the tree-lined streets, built in the Mediterranean, English Tudor, Spanish Colonial Revival, California Craftsman, and Fantasy architectural styles. A library, post office, schools, and churches sprang up along with more than 100 family-owned and corporate enterprises. Nearly 4 miles long and half a mile wide, Atwater evolved as a wholly contained community, prompting residents in 1987 to successfully petition the city to officially add the word Village to its name.