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10/17/20: Tastemadehome: Tastemadehome takes the Witch Houses Trail

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10/15/20: LA Times: This spooky driving tour of L.A. ‘witch’ houses lets you celebrate Halloween, safely

"The self-guided tour aims to not only offer a new appreciation for LA’s historically significant residential architecture but also to create a socially distanced sense of fun during the coronavirus pandemic.”

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10/15/20: Time Out LA: Take a spooky storybook tour of L.A. with this map of witch houses

"Just in time for spooky season, October’s itinerary is ‘witch houses’ thanks to Amber Benson, the Witches of Echo Park novelist and a mid-series regular on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (she played Tara).”

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10/15/20: Beverly Hills Courier: Halloween Events and Safety: Drive-Thru or Drive-In

"The self-guided tour is a fun, socially-distanced scavenger hunt of sorts that helps local residents discover a variety of architectural styles and neighborhoods only found in L.A. "

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10/15/20: QooA: Witch Houses

"The importance of this and many of FORT:LA’s mission is to preserve the spirit of LA’s idiosyncratic architectural styles, a hodgepodge specialty which stacks varying movements all on one block."

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10/1/20: LA Parent: Field Tripping

“Architecture has never been so bewitching…”

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9/3/20: Archinect: For Labor Day, FORT: LA is offering free downloadable "trails" of the city's best residential architecture

“Compiled by a group of curators dubbed ‘trailblazers,’ the carefully-outlined trails will highlight the architectural beauty of LA…”

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8/20/20: KCET: 61 Self-Guided Tours for Exploring L.A. on Your Own

“While interior access to those homes is not possible right now, FORT: LA is facilitating the opportunity to venture outside of your own neighborhood by launching its self-guided ‘trails program’ — including FORT Trails, whose routes have been written by experts (or ‘trailblazers’) in conservation, art and architecture, academics and more…”

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8/7/20: American Way: FORT: LA's self-guided trails connect Los Angeles' finest architectural residences

“When you go from one end of the city to the other using these houses as waypoints, you’re going to experience an entire spectrum of what it means to be an Angeleno…”

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7/22/20: Spectrum News 1: Take a self-guided tour of architecturally significant homes

“L.A. has numerous architectural gems, especially when it comes to homes. College student Mari Kimura Goldberg wanted to get to know her city better so she found maps created by Friends of Residential Treasures and decided to take a self-guided tour.”

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7/13/20: Los Angeles Daily News: How to get on the trail of LA’s most significant architectural homes

“When you suddenly realize that there is an important piece of architecture in your neighborhood, I believe that will lead to greater civic and community involvement and a sense of pride in your neighborhood and on your block,” says [Founder Russell] Brown. “There are a lot of benefits that can come out of that that are ancillary than just learning about architecture.”

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