It is part of the Echo Park - Elysian Park area.
Elysian Heights is served by Elysian Heights Elementary school. The author Beverly Mason was principal there for many years,and Toshi Ito, the mother of noted judge Lance Ito, taught kindergarten and 1st grade there for many years as well. Since the teens, Elysian Heights has been home to many of the counter-culture, political radicals, artists, writers, architects and filmmakers. The children of many progressives attended school there during the 30s,40s and 50s. Many architecturally notable and historic homes can be found in the hills of Elysian Heights, such as the Ross House (Al Nozaki the famed film art director who designed the Martian War Machines for Geroge Pál's The War of the Worlds lived here during the 50s and 60s), the Paul Landacre House, the Klock House, the Judd-Atwater bungalows, the Harwell Hamilton house, Rudolph Shindler Southhall house, the Carey McWilliams home, the Estelle Lawton Lindsay home, the Philip Dike home, the 1906 Edendale water tank, and the Volunteer Fire House, to name a few.
Elysian Heights was also home to "Room 8 the Cat ", at one time the most famous cat in America.
The area is mostly residential, with houses set on the hills north of Echo Park proper.
Elysian Heights is largely within the ZIP code of 90026.
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