LA as Subject

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LA as Subject General Membership Meeting @ San Fernando Mission

Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: San Fernando Mission
Archival Center for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Contact: Send RSVPs to by Monday, March 31.

The Archival Center at the San Fernando Mission is located in the northern section of the San Fernando Valley and can be found on maps within the triangle formed by The 5, The 405 and The 118 freeways. A variety of public transportation options can supplement access to the Mission including Metrolink trains running to the Sylmar / San Fernando Station, and several bus lines operating along nearby major thoroughfares such as Laurel Canyon (east of the Mission) or Sepulveda (west of the Mission.)

An ample parking lot and the entrance are situated along the north side of San Fernando Mission Boulevard directly across the street from Brand Park. Upon arrival, L.A. as Subject attendees can enter the grounds through the Gift Shop and proceed to the meeting site in Cantwell Hall where coffee will be available around about 9:30 a.m.

Following the L.A. as Subject meeting, visitors can choose from a variety of related activities.  A self-guided exploration of the Mission might include: a walk through the c.1820 Convento with its wine cellar and various other historic displays; a look into the replicated church and its unique interior details and furnishings; or a quick stroll around the Bob Hope Memorial Garden which is sited between the church and the expansive San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery.

In addition, L.A. as Subject’s host at San Fernando Mission, Jim Beardsley, will conduct a brief tour of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels collection. Housed in the Archdiocesan archival annex facility on the adjacent Alemany High School campus, the Cathedral Archive exemplifies  that type of  “less visible” resources which the L.A. as Subject research alliance originally sought to promote and support beginning in the 1990s.

Those attending the April 8th meeting who can make it a full-day event may be interested in a little local knowledge as regards mid-day meal possibilities and other local history attractions.

In-N-Out Burger
11455 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
San Fernando, CA 91342

The Bear Pit
10825 Sepulveda Boulevard,
Mission Hills, CA 91345

11024 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Buon Gusto Ristorante & Bar
15535 Devonshire St.
Mission Hills, CA 91345
http://buongusto15426 Devonshire St, Mission Hills, CA

The Safari Room
15426 Devonshire St.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Casa De Pizza
16161 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

2 Guys From Italy
16915 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Odyssey Restaurant
15600 Odyssey Dr.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Brand Park & Memory Garden
15174 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Andres Pico Adobe and Park
10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345

Taft House and Landscaping
16745 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Mission Wells Historical Monument
Havana Ave. and Bleeker St. (LADWP facilty)
Sylmar, CA  91342

Lopez Adobe
1100 Pico St.
San Fernando, CA 91340

The Nethercutt Museum & Collection
15151 Bledsoe St.
Sylmar, CA 91342

Griffith Ranch Historical Monument
12685 Foothill Blvd. (at Vaughn St.)
Sylmar, CA 91342