Angelino Heights/Lincoln Heights Historic Area

Angelino Heights/Lincoln Heights Historic Area

Often called Los Angeles' first suburb, the hilltop residential area of Angelino Heights lies two miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, near the communities of Echo Park and Silver Lake. The area was planned as a respectable, genteel Victorian neighborhood for Los Angeles' late 19th century upper-middle class. The first designated HPOZ (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) in the city, Angelino Heights contains some of the best remaining examples of Victorian-era architectural styles in Los Angeles, as well as later examples of Craftsman and Mission Revival styles. Located within the HPOZ, the 1300 block of Carroll Avenue is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains the highest concentration of 19th century Victorian homes in Los Angeles.

Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, dating to the 1830's. Perched on bluffs above the Los Angeles River, it was originally home to some of the city's wealthiest residents, who built a large number of Victorian mansions in the district.  North Broadway is Lincoln Heights' focal point with its various restaurants and grocery stores, and the diverse communities within the neighborhood offer a wide range of cultural experiences.  Houses in Lincoln Heights vary in architecture and include examples of Victorian-era, Arts and Crafts, and Period Revival styles. The majority of residences were not architect-designed, but builder/contractor or homeowner constructed, and housed working- and middle-class families.

 

 

 

 

*Please note that the MLS/Claw does not categorize Historic Districts and, as such, some properties may be listed that are adjacent to the HPOZ neighborhoods or in the same zip code.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have regarding the historic status of a home.

Recognizing the need to identify and protect neighborhoods with distinct architectural and cultural resources, the City of Los Angeles has developed an expansive program of Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs). HPOZs, commonly known as historic districts, provide for review of proposed exterior alterations and additions to historic properties within designated districts. 

For more information please visit http://www.preservation.lacity.org/hpoz