American Legion Post 206

American Legion Post 206 American Legion Post 206 Highland Park Hall Available for Rent for events, please contact (323) 254-5646
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American Legion Post 206
10/19/2020

American Legion Post 206

Saturday October 24th 2pm to 6pm

Saturday October 24th 2pm to 6pm
10/12/2020

Saturday October 24th 2pm to 6pm

01/13/2020

Saturday January 18th Triple Chicken Foot Square Dance and Music in the Club House . Music by the Disasters , Design Flaws, Bennys Hidden Garden and The Laughing Dice. $5 Suggested Donation. 8pm 227 N Ave 55 , Highland Park.

08/25/2019

Swing on by beat the heat
Great music cheap drinks
Come see them dodgers today at 4pm

August 3rd Movie Night with Kansas City Bombers and RollerBall. 4pm to 11pm.  Drink specials. At the American Legion in ...
07/23/2019

August 3rd Movie Night with Kansas City Bombers and RollerBall. 4pm to 11pm. Drink specials. At the American Legion in Highland Park.

Always remember the best generation Thank you for your service and sacrifice
06/06/2019

Always remember the best generation Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Saturday April 20th at the American Legion Post 206 7pm. Also Triple Chicken Foot Square Dance ..
04/13/2019

Saturday April 20th at the American Legion Post 206 7pm. Also Triple Chicken Foot Square Dance ..

Veterans Day Event  November 12th 3pm to 7pm. Potluck and Low drink prices. Come and show your support.. 227 N Ave 55, L...
10/19/2018

Veterans Day Event November 12th 3pm to 7pm. Potluck and Low drink prices. Come and show your support.. 227 N Ave 55, Los Angeles 90042.

09/01/2018

Open Mic Night ..Bring your Music, Poetry and Comedy. Sept 21, 2018 8pm. Contact Pete at [email protected]

Keep an eye out for your fellow neighbors but above all yourselves. The life you might save may be your own. I was in th...
05/22/2018
Shots Fired in Highland Park, Marking Fourth Shooting in Just Three Weeks ~ L.A. TACO

Keep an eye out for your fellow neighbors but above all yourselves. The life you might save may be your own. I was in the hood last night

One suspect is injured after a car chase turned into an officer-involved shooting early Monday in Highland Park. One suspect is in custody and the injured suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition, said an information officer during a press conference Monday. No off...

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT MONDAY MAY 28, 11AM. POST 206.
05/11/2018

MEMORIAL DAY EVENT MONDAY MAY 28, 11AM. POST 206.

Memorial Day Event ....May 28 10am.
05/07/2018

Memorial Day Event ....May 28 10am.

Good jam last night!
05/06/2018

Good jam last night!

05/05/2018

Cinco de Mayo event tonight stop by for a cheap beer and drink. Live music.

A very noble event. Please consider attending.
11/21/2017

A very noble event. Please consider attending.

09/09/2017

Dodger Game 7:10 . I

09/09/2017

Dodger Game 7:10pm at the American Legion. I will even buy u 1 beer.

Cold beer $2.50 mixed drinks $3.50. Beat the heat with a cold Refreshing drink
09/02/2017

Cold beer $2.50 mixed drinks $3.50. Beat the heat with a cold Refreshing drink

08/26/2017

Dodger game 7pm. At the legion!!

08/12/2017

Dodger game at 7pm. Stop by for a COLD Beer n Drink...

08/06/2017

Open today!! Dodger game 5pm.

08/04/2017

Bartending at the Legion in Highland Park
Stop on by for a cold beer.

In honor of Past Commander Chuck Goranson of Post 206. Never forgotten!
06/06/2017

In honor of Past Commander Chuck Goranson of Post 206. Never forgotten!

The American Legion Post #206 invites you to it's 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony. See flyer for full event details.
05/27/2017

The American Legion Post #206 invites you to it's 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony. See flyer for full event details.

Big fun for the whole family NEXT SATURDAY APRIL 22nd.
04/14/2017

Big fun for the whole family NEXT SATURDAY APRIL 22nd.

02/26/2017

Here at Post 206 having a beer with John Moon before he moves to Texas...

Past Commander of American Legion Post #206 stopped in for a Coke today. What a wonderful surprise!
02/12/2017

Past Commander of American Legion Post #206 stopped in for a Coke today. What a wonderful surprise!

Highland Park Christmas Parade today.
12/05/2016

Highland Park Christmas Parade today.

Highland Park American Legion Post #206, promoting Americanism in NELA since 1923. Photo courtesy of Goranson Family.
11/13/2016

Highland Park American Legion Post #206, promoting Americanism in NELA since 1923. Photo courtesy of Goranson Family.

11/02/2016

Veterans Day discounts and deals

Every year more and more businesses are giving discounts or gift to veterans and their families for Veterans Day. Below is a list of restaurants and stores that are advertising deals. Many of the businesses are offering specials for the full month of November. You should call your local business or go on their website to make sure they are giving the special. (There will be more examples in next week’s Update.) We will start with Meals:

Applebee’s
Arby’s
BJ’s Restaurant
Black Angus Steakhouse
Bob Evans
Bonefish Grill
California Pizza Kitchen
California Tortilla
Carrabba
Chili’s
Chuck E. Cheese
Centraarchy Restaurants
(this chain includes California Dreaming, New York Prime, Chophouse ’47, The Tavern at Phipps, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Burro Loco, Gulfstream Cafe, Chophouse New Orleans)
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse
Chevys Fresh Mex
Chicken Salad Chick
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Denny’s
Don Pablo’s
Friendly’s (Free Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner)
Golden Corral
The Green Turtle
Hickory Tavern
Hooters
Hurricane Grill and Wings
Hy-Vee
IHOP
Krispy Kreme
Little Caesars
Logan’s Roadhouse
Longhorn Steakhouse
McCormick and Schmick’s
Mission BBQ
O’Charley’s
Olive Garden
Outback Steakhouse
Panera Bread
Petro Shopping Centers
Red, Hot and Blue
Red Lobster
Red Robin
Rib Crib
Rock & Brews
Shoney’s
Spaghetti Warehouse
Twin Peaks
Wienerschnitzel
Yard House

11/02/2016

Post 206 is looking for Harley Davidson motorcycle riders who would like to join us for a bike ride in support of our Post during the NELA Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 6th. Parade starts at 1pm at Fire station 55 on York Boulevard. We will meet at Post 206 at noon then ride over there. Please send a private message if interested, to confirm.

The Sex Stains somewhat stole the show on Tuesday night even though The Mekons played. This is Sex Stains setting up to ...
09/30/2016

The Sex Stains somewhat stole the show on Tuesday night even though The Mekons played. This is Sex Stains setting up to play their set...

Post 206 Second Vice Commander, USMC OIF Vet and musician/artist/songwriter Marcelo Morga in action on Saturday night 20...
09/21/2016

Post 206 Second Vice Commander, USMC OIF Vet and musician/artist/songwriter Marcelo Morga in action on Saturday night 20 SEP 2016.

Address

227 N Avenue 55
Los Angeles, CA
90042

General information

In 1922, three former World War I servicemen met to form an American Legion Post to serve the communities of Highland Park, Garvanza, Annandale, Hermon, York Valley and San Pasqual. On September 13, 1922, their charter was issued. The first dream of the infant Post was to acquire a clubhouse of its own. In 1923, their first attempt failed when they were unable to obtain financing for a two-story building they had planned on a tentative site on Pasadena Avenue (Figueroa) near York. Some of the members then suggested using Santa Fe Hill in Arroyo Seco Park, but the probable City Park restrictions made them loathe to proceed. They held their meetings at the old Library Building and set about to raise funds. Their first paper drive was suggested by Clifford Britton in 1925 and netted $6.23. However, the now Famous American Legion paper drive of November 11, 1927 -- the ninth anniversary of Armistice Day -- raised $200, and later proceeds from paper sales reached as high as $400 per month. The Women’s Auxiliary was formed in January 1923, and by 1927 they were holding card parties to raise money for the coveted clubhouse. The kitchen and dining room were later completely furnished from these funds. In June 1928, the Legion made a partial payment of $1,000 on three lots facing Annandale (North Figueroa) at Ruby. The total price of the property was $7,000, and the $6,000 balance was due in three years. The Post paid this off in 1 1/2 years and then owned the site free and clear. However, as it is in any organization, agreement was not universal among the members. Some favored a more central location, and on July 22, 1929, the Post leased a portion of the Recreation Center site fronting on Pasadena Avenue adjacent to the abandoned Pacific Electric tracks (where the swimming pool is now). Lease terms were $1.00 per year with construction required to commence within one year. An impressive $25,000 Spanish style clubhouse was designed. And then, three months later, the stock market crashed in October 1929, and the lease was allowed to lapse on July 21, 1930. Undaunted, the Legion ordered building plans for their Annandale lots, and as soon as the basic size had been determined, unemployed members began excavation work by hand. Again, agreement was not universal, and operations were ordered stopped by the Post 206 Building Company trustees who had begun negotiations for the telephone company building on Avenue 55. Financing could not be arranged, however, and on February 1, 1933, plans for the Annandale site were approved and Frank Realty and Building was hired as contractor. And then, the next month, the Bank Holiday closed the banks in March 1933, and attempts to realize the Post’s 10 year old dream came to a complete halt. Meanwhile, Southern California Telephone Company wanted to purchase a site in Glendale and needed to sell their properties on Avenue 55 and North Broadway. A Glendale realtor approached Post #206 with an attractive offer which they accepted subject to their ability to dispose of the Annandale lots and arrange financing. In January 1934, escrow papers were signed involving five parties and eight parcels of property --a large real estate transaction for the times. The escrow was closed in April 1934, and the dream conceived in 1922 was fulfilled 13 years later on Thursday, February 21, 1935, when Post #206 dedicated their clubhouse in the former telephone company building. Post #206 is called “The Post That Paper Built.” Over 3,000,000 pounds of paper were converted into cash from 1927 to 1935. 15 members were awarded life memberships for collecting more than 20 tons of paper in a single year, and the paper collected would make a stack over 1 2/3 miles high. The building itself is tripartite design in a classical style. A small, second story structure that was used during World War II by air raid wardens as a lookout for enemy aircraft has been removed. The building is simple and well proportioned and fits in well with its neighbors by utilizing the same architectural features in an oversized scale. For example, the four large windows are similar to the windows in the house that formerly sat next door, and the rain gutters are larger versions of the that home’s former style.

Telephone

(323) 254-5646

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Drinks

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Hi There! All of dancers, callers and musicians missed you Legion Hall folks (especially Helen!) See you NEXT Saturday!
Wanted to make sure y'all were aware of these paid internship opportunities for Veterans.
Are you a musician that is also a military veteran or military service family member? We Are The Mighty has an awesome opportunity to showcase veterans and family members on our social media properties and We Are The Mighty website. We would love to hear your music and how your interest in music and military service are connected. You can send a 3-5 minute video with: 1. Your full name, age and branch of service 2. Where you currently live and play 3. Your connection to military and music 4. A sample of your music for us to hear and see you performing on camera Please send your video to [email protected], along with any links or videos you have online that show us your musical talent. Feel free to nominate friends and family members as well! Please send as soon as possible. Deadline is June 1. Thank you!