So after posting about the Sunken City, I began thinking about the various ruins and ruined things scattered acros Southern California. Personally, I only know of three of them, but I am sure that there are many more that I am ignorant of.
Here is what I have so far:
1. Sunken City: Remains of a neighborhood perched upon a cliff in San Pedro, now falling apart more and more with each rainstorm. Many pieces of sidewalk and street are scattered at crazy angles throughout the area.
2. The Dominator: The wreck of the Greek freighter, Dominator, which crashed just off the coast of Palos Verdes. The rusting hull paints the shoreline rocks orange as oxidization takes its inevitable course.
3. Echo Mountain House: The remains of a mountaintop resort above Altadena. A century ago there was transport to the top, and a railway up here. Now we just see hotel’s foundation and giant rusting gears.
UPDATE: 4. Belmont Tunnel: A trolley tunnel cum graffiti yard/tarrasca court, seen in many movies, and recently deceased despite the best efforts to Save Belmont. You can check out the history on Graffiti Archaeology though or the Belmont Tunnel group on Flicka.
UPDATE: 5. Old Zoo: The former site of the Los Angeles Zoo, in Griffith Park, which was closed in 1965 and everything was moved upstream to the current locale. No animals anymore. Just empty cages and picnic tables. Thanks Krazydad!
So what else is there? If you know of any more(and I am sure there plenty), please add em on to the comments, and let’s see what archaeological wonders are in our own backyard!