Gordon Pattison

Gordon Pattison is a native son of Bunker Hill. His family owned the Salt Box and the Castle, the last two homes standing after the neighborhood was cleared for redevelopment. To learn more, see Gordon's LAVA Sunday Salon presentation Old Bunker Hill: One Family's Perspective. Gordon can also be found talking about Angels Flight Railway on Off-Ramp, visiting the few remaining pieces of his family's houses at Heritage Square Museum, on KCET's Lost L.A. series Lost Hills episode, L.A. As Subject's funicular feature and remembering novelist John Fante at his square dedication and atop Bunker Hill. He can also be found on Esotouric's The Lowdown on Downtown tours, sharing memories of lost Bunker Hill.


  1. Igor
    June 7, 2016 @ 6:45 pm

    I enjoyed reading this blog post. Thank you. I often walk down grand or hill and try to imagine what it was like when angels flight was there. There is a great picture of it hanging at Specialties down the street.


  2. Laura
    December 30, 2018 @ 5:02 am

    My grandfather took Angels Flight everyday for years to come and go to work as a draftsman downtown… Los Angeles needs to have more respect for its history


  3. Christine Hennessy
    November 4, 2019 @ 2:17 am


    My  great grandmother Bridget Ohara Fitzgerald, at one point in time ran the Touraine Apartments, Or she owned it. (I am not sure.) I cannot find any history of this, and wonder if you can help me. I would be very greatful. She died June 9th, 1948 in Los Angeles, on Green St. in those Apartments she owned.


    Thank you,

    Christine Hennessy


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