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Los Angeles, California

Lady Liberty Building

A 50-foot tile mural mosaic for the 100-year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
Los Angeles, California

King George Hotel

Where a great scandal unfolded with a famous female revivalist at its center.
Los Angeles, California

Fort Macarthur Museum

An historic fort commemorating the United States' naval history.
Los Angeles, California

Camera Collection at the American Society of Cinematographers

Inside this clubhouse is a cinephile's paradise.
Los Angeles, California

Mr. Ed's Home

A classic American barn that was the home of a classic American television star.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
Los Angeles, California

Fire Survivors of the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

Three vintage horses survived a 1976 inferno and found a home on a sister carousel.
Los Angeles, California

Historic Orange Grove

The last orange grove of the San Fernando Valley is owned and protected by CSU Northridge.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach House

Two men, two visionaries of Venice Beach, one little hotel that smells like cookies.
Los Angeles, California

Thompson Home

Nancy Thompson's Home from "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Heritage Museum

A little barn in the middle of the city preserving Hollywood treasures since 1985.
Los Angeles, California

Air Hollywood

No matter what it might seem like on film, most scenes filmed on a plane are filmed at this LA studio.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Tower Apartments

This glamorous old building is said to have inspired the Tower of Terror.
Los Angeles, California

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum

A look into the Church of Scientology's deeply unfavorable view of psychiatry.
Los Angeles, California

No Vacancy

A prohibition-style speakeasy takes up residence in the last Victorian residence in Hollywood.
Los Angeles, California

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Crypt mausoleum in cathedral's basement contains relics of third century Roman martyr, Saint Vibiana.
Los Angeles, California

California Institute of Abnormalarts (CIA)

Venue for strange sideshow displays and musical acts.
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
Manchester Township, New Jersey

Cathedral of the Air

Beautiful stained glass depictions of the history of human flight fill this surprising chapel.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Boomer

This strange, big-tailed beast became a Pennsylvania town's unofficial mascot.