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. Christopher Ekman
    March 27, 2018 @ 7:57 pm

    It’s very sad how much of Los Angeles’s historic buildings and houses have been lost. The city needs to care more about preserving it’ s nineteenth century architecture.


  2. Alexis Shoemaker
    January 10, 2020 @ 5:59 am

    A friend of mine sent me pictures of Old Los Angeles over 10 years ago, because he knew that I was born in Los Angeles.  One picture stoped me in my tracks, and It was “The Castle”!  I could swear I had seen it some where before and I can’t put my finger on it.   I have been obsessed with trying to find out who the original architect was for the floor plan lay-out was before the add-ons.  Would you have any idea of who it is? Or who they are?

    Old Los Angeles has been my muse for all my art projects while I attended the local college.



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