Highland Park/Garvanza Historic Area

Highland Park/Garvanza Historic Area

The Highland Park-Garvanza HPOZ is located northeast of Downtown Los Angeles, in the Arroyo Seco. Local institutions, including Occidental College and Judson Studios, and personalities such as Charles Lummis, founder of the California Landmarks Club, heavily influenced the development of this scenic community. The largest of the city’s HPOZs, Highland Park-Garvanza encompasses approximately 4,000 structures (including over fifty Los Angeles City Historic-Cultural Monuments) and was the first HPOZ to include commercial buildings. The architecture of Highland Park-Garvanza encompasses nearly every style popular from the 1880's through the 1940's – Queen Anne, Shingle, Mission Revival and Tudor Revival. The influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, which flourished in the Highland Park area, is particularly evidenced by the wealth of Craftsman-style residences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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