Little Armenia – Home to Many that Escaped the Genocide
Little Armenia is one of the most culturally Rich parts of Los Angeles. It is a portion of Hollywood and home to many people of Armenian descent. Much of the area is in East Hollywood. This is also a portion of our long series of articles about the history of Los Angeles and its different neighborhoods like Leimert Park.
A Town that is Diverse in a Different Way
Unfortunately, much of the history of why there are so many Armenians in the neighborhood is an unhappy one. It often leads back to the Armenian Genocide of the 1910s and 1920s in the former Ottoman Empire. Many Armenians fled from the massacres to take refuge and survive the challenges. Similarly, Koreatown is filled with refugees of the Korean conflict.
These Armenians made up a large proportion of the city, as well as many of the most successful merchants and business owners in the town. On top of this many Armenians would become involved in different aspects of the history of Los Angeles. This includes bringing in a rich food tradition to the area and allowing for a vast expansion of culture within the city. Armenian Americans make up a significant portion of the most successful parts of the city and its population.
One of the most famous of which is the Kardashian family. Robert Kardashian was a defense attorney most famous for the OJ Simpson case. His daughters, the Kardashians are an important fixture within reality television. Fortunately, they are not the only examples of Armenians within the city.
This ends yet another article on the history of Los Angeles and its wide-ranging culture. We hope that you enjoyed the article and if you have any questions, please reach out to us. We look forward to reading your emails and figuring out ways to make or series better. Thank you.
Driving Directions to Ehline Law Firm from Little Armenia.
- Drive 22 min (5.7 miles) via N Virgil Ave from Little Armenia, Los Angeles, CA.
- Head east on De Longpre Ave toward Normandie Ave 40 s (0.1 mi)
- Take Fountain Ave, N Virgil Ave, W Temple St, Beverly Blvd, … and S Grand Ave to W 5th St 21 min (5.6 mi)