A primary “gayborhood” in the northeast part of city is called the Tower District because it is centered around the historic Art Deco Tower Theater, which is included on the National List of Historic Places. The area is known for its wonderful architecture and including homes built in the California Bungalow, American Craftsman, Mediterranean Revival, Mission Revival and Storybook styles. The streets around the Tower boast many shops, theaters and dinner theaters as well as a diverse number of ethnic restaurants and shops. Events celebrated in the community include Jamaica Weekend, Mardi Gras, the Gay Pride Parade and A Taste of the Tower. The Tower community is also known for its hipster art and heavy metal, punk and Goth music communities. The most avante-garde bookstores and clubs operate on or near Olive Avenue in the Tower neighborhood and this is also the center of the gayborhood cafe society.
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