Funny how the chroniclers/interpreters become historical items of interest themselves. Yes. The Echo Park Historical Society is having its quarterly meeting tomorrow (Wednesday), and the entertainment/education portion of the meeting will be a presentation on Leo Politi, an artist who not only once lived in Angeleno Heights but drew pictures and told stories of the neighborhood as well as of Bunker Hill, Olvera Street and other locations on the east side.
According to EPHS:
Politi's son, Paul Politi, will discuss his father's life and creativity as part of a year-long series of events to celebrate the centennial of Leo Politi's birth. The presentation on Politi will be preceded by the annual EPHS board elections in addition to news and updates.
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Location: Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way.
Politi has a secluded park area within Elysian Park named for him, as well as a public elementary school. Later this year the corner of Sunset and Echo Park Ave. will be named Leo Politi square.