The Venice Canal Historic District is an area in Los Angeles known for its man made canals modelled on the city of Venice in Italy. The canals that today form part of the Venice Canal Historic District were not part of the Venice Canal Historic District built by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905.
In the mid 1920’s the city of Los Angeles decided that with the rise of cars the city needed more roads and went on to cover them to make way for roads. By 1928 almost all the canals were gone except for the ones that remain today.
Located off 25th street in Venice Beach the canals are easy to miss if you don’t know what you are looking for. The Venice Canal Historic District neighbourhood has 5 canals that a lined by sidewalks and bridges that allow for a lovely walk.