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06/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Other MacArthur Park (VIDEO)

In response to what she sees as a general misperception of MacArthur Park, (and the recent The Entryway scuttlebutt), a longtime resident gives a short video tour of another MacArthur Park.

We visit an historic building, her favorite Salvadoran Panaderia, and the park itself which has free concerts at Levitt Pavilion every summer. She talks about MacArthur Park having been an affluent area with Jewish roots starting in the 1920's -- with remnants like Langers still there.

According to Absoluteastronomy.com (go figure) the area was "one of the first" in Los Angeles "west of Figueroa Street to see residential development." And that "by the 1920s Westlake resembled the Upper East Side (complete with a large Jewish population)."

Watch tour here: