The Langham Apartments

Address: 715 S Normandie Ave
Phone Number: (213) 380-0584

The Langham Apartments is managed by The Swel Group.

LAPD’s Most Corrupt Police Division

Address: HELL
Phone Number: Hotline to the Devil

Inheriting the previous notoriety of the since-cleaned-up Rampart Division, this police station of Olympic Division on Vermont & 11th Street is in charge of defending the white stakeholders of Wilshire Center and terrorizing the Asian, Black, and Latino locals of the ethnically diverse Koreatown community. Ironically having the official designation as a “community” police station, it opened its doors on January 4, 2009, with a mandate to “provide services” to a population spread over 6.2 square miles (16 square kilometers). What this means is partnership with embezzlers who do not live in the area, whilst violating the civil rights of “ethnic” law-abiding residents. Tourists can catch a glimpse of the 54,000-square-foot (5,000 sq-m) building where more than 200 of the […]

Berendo Street Baptist Church

Address: 975 S Berendo St
Phone Number: (213) 383-4982

Berendo Street Baptist Church near Olympic Boulevard & Vermont Avenue. Small to large weddings with 100 to 500 guests can be arranged. 로스앤첼스 한인침례교회(LA 한인침례교회: 박성근 목사)

Koreatown Gateway Sign: Olympic & Vermont

Address: Olympic & Vermont
Phone Number: NA

Two pairs of Koreatown gateway structures can be seen on either side of Olympic Boulevard, along the stretch that the city has formally designated as Koreatown. One pair is on the western end, just a few steps east of Western Avenue. Another pair is on the eastern end near Olympic Boulevard & Vermont Avenue. (The photo above is one of the gateway structures near Vermont, on the north side of Olympic.) Aside from the prominent white stencil announcing the area’s designation as Koreatown, each structure is topped with a Bong Huang (봉황), a mythical bird recognized in East Asian culture as a symbol of prosperity and happiness.

Norwell Apartments

Address: 304 S Manhattan Pl
Phone Number: (818) 660-6432

Five-story old apartment building with fire escape. North-facing vintage sign on building is visible from 3rd Street. The so-called “ghost sign” on the outer wall of the building says: NORWELL APARTMENTS. SINGLES DOUBLES. Has been rebranded by developers as “The Manhattan” Apartments. Location: 304 South Manhattan Place Just a few steps south of 3rd Street. Southeast corner with the street known as Manhattan Place.

3457 Wilshire Blvd

Address: 3457 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 383-5126

One of the few Art Deco buildings from the 1930s still in existence in the mid-Wilshire area… Fifteen-minute video courtesy of the the Indonesian Consulate. Northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Mariposa Avenue.

Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Address: 3300 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 389-3191

Gothic church on Wilshire Boulevard by Catalina Avenue.

Koryo Sah Buddhist Temple: Western Avenue

Korea Sah (Buddhist Temple)

Address: 500 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 957-0500

KORYOSA (Koryo Temple) at one point had 3,000 members. The building was once a social hall for Czech-Americans. Transit: Western / Maplewood

Chung Ki Wa Plaza

Address: 3003 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: NA

Prominent strip mall on Olympic Boulevard with a strong Korean theme in its architecture. Tenants include Korean restaurants Gamjagol, Normandy Pharmacy, Western Union, Computer Land, Number One Massage, Triple Alterations, Jang Ga Ne, and Black & White. A Koreatown sign and the sign for Sammy Lee Square is located right by it.