ASICS LA MARATHON: MILE 9
Staying on Hollywood Blvd, runners enter the inviting area of East Hollywood
Little Armenia was “born” when Los Angeles bestowed the name on the area East Hollywood neighborhood in 2000. However, Little Armenia had been thriving with Armenian businesses and restaurants since the 1970s. The area comes to life through stories and novels written by Charles Bukowski.
St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church
Built in 1978 when the Prelate was Bishop Yeprem Tabakian and was anointed in 1980 by His Holiness Catholicos Karekin II of the Great House of Cilicia. The church is home to a majority of Little Armenia’s residents. Located on Alexandria Ave near Hollywood Blvd, the church is adjacent to the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School.
Barnsdall Art Park
In 1927 Aline Barnsdall donated the park, along with the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hollyhock House to the City of Los Angeles. The house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2007, and was the seventh site in the City of Los Angeles to receive that honor. Barnsdall Art Park encompasses its mission of presentation, promotion, enrichment, and development of the arts and artists of the Los Angeles region in all its cultural diversity.