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echo park is a district of Los Angeles located northwest of downtown. it was named edendale before the construction of the park itself.

echo park was the original center of the film industry in LA, before the studios were moved to hollywood just before WW I. the area is popular with modern filmakers for the pre-World War II look of some districts.

local attractions include the eponymous echo park, with a small lake which is said to contain the largest planting of lotuses outside asia. there is also a cuban festival held on the birthday of cuban poet and patriot, Jose Marti, who has a statue in the park. bordering the park are the cathedral of the episcopalian diocese of LA and the famous angelus temple, a large foursquare gospel church built by canadian-born pentecostal evangelist aimee semple mcpherson in 1923.

information source : wikipedia

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