Windsor Village Historic Area

Windsor Village Historic Area

 

Windsor Village HPOZ is a Los Angeles neighborhood with a highly distinct visual character. Originally subdivided for residential development adjacent to the streetcar lines, early twentieth-century Windsor Village was sparsely populated and mostly undeveloped compared to neighboring streets until the 1920's and 1930's. At this time, with the automobile reigning as the primary mode of transportation in the Downtown, Windsor Village’s adjacency to Wilshire Boulevard made it a fashionable location for single- and multiple family residential development. Windsor Village, which was in the pre-World War II era often associated by proximity to such upscale tracts as Windsor Square, found its own identity in the 1960's with the formation of Windsor Park (now Harold A. Henry Park) at the heart of the neighborhood. The continued commercialization of Crenshaw and Olympic Boulevard gave it natural boundaries, and the Windsor Village neighborhood name began to appear in the 1970's.   Period Revival styles including Spanish Colonial,MediterraneanEnglish Tudor,  American Colonial Revival are prevalent.  

The Ebell of Los Angeles is a magnificent Spanish Colonial Revival complex that includes two ballrooms, meeting rooms and a large theater and is the gateway to the northwest corner of Windsor Village on Wilshire Blvd. An educational and philanthropic organization founded by local women in 1894, the current buildings were constructed in 1927 and still host a variety of vibrant events including meetings and programs for Ebell Club members and the community, a monthly cotillion for youth, a monthly Rotary meeting, as well as historic collections of paintings, costumes and textiles, furnishings, music and instruments, and a clock collection.

 

*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