Los Angeles, California: The Avenue Of Athletes

32 brass plaques, devoted to famous athletes' feet, were installed for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic -- so its honorees have all long retired. Sandy Koufax and Wyomia Tyus, we salute you!
Address:
1630 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
Embedded in the sidewalk along a five-block stretch of Sunset Blvd from Echo Park Ave. west to Alvarado St. Small and easy to miss.
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Thomas LaSorda plaque.

The Avenue Of Athletes

I've walked this stretch of Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park countless times and never realized these little plaques were there. I had fun searching for them. Ironically there is a street sign on that part of Sunset proclaiming it "Avenue of the Athletes," but I never knew the reason until now.

[Nikki Kreuzer, 11/24/2012]

Billie Jean King plaque.

The Avenue Of Athletes

The Avenue Of Athletes brass plaques are embedded in both sides of the sidewalk on Sunset throughout Echo Park.

[Rachel Gibas, 07/19/2011]
The Avenue Of Athletes

The Avenue Of Athletes is not particularly interesting -- just some plaques in the sidewalk. The neighborhood is pretty interesting, though -- especially 826LA's time travel mart!

[Raphael, 07/07/2010]

A Research Target -- is it worthy? 32 brass plaques, devoted to famous athletes' feet, were installed for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic -- so its honorees have all long retired.

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