355 So. Rimpau Boulevard

From “The Historical Observer” Fall 1987 A landmark home in Hancock Park, this French Chateau style residence is the design of a prominent architectural firm in the early 1900s — Chisholm, Fortine and Miekle. Built for the Thomas Ridgway family in 1932, the magnificent home stayed in the Ridgway family until purchased in 1986 by…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Krista Kolegraff

Krista: I recently moved to Los Angeles from Iowa to grow my apparel brand, Buy Art Not Followers®. I love art, history, culinary science, travel, and having people over for tea. I am a passionate member of the Ebell Club, and look forward to being part of the WSHPHS.

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Oral Histories of Windsor Square and Hancock Park Area

We are excited to unveil an ongoing series of Oral History videos with important contributors to our neighborhood! The initial six interviews, conducted by Richard Battaglia, with Mary Pickhardt, Fluff Mclean, Jane Gilman, and Barbara Hardesty provide a wealth of information about the neighborhood’s development. Be sure to check out these videos on our new…

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The Many Movies of Windsor Square and Hancock Park

Windsor Square and Hancock Park’s central location in Los Angeles and collection of beautiful and historic homes has made it a popular shooting location for countless movies over the last decade. Many films have used the neighborhood to project an air of old Hollywood, while others have used the homes and schools in the neighborhood…

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See Inside this Bright, Modern Home with Traditional Moroccan Flair

Homeowners Melissa and Travis Huff wanted to highlight the architectural features of their 1920’s Moroccan style home while making it functional for modern-day life with kids. The pair relocated to Hancock Park in 2017 from Highland Park, attracted to the family feel of the neighborhood. But coming to Hancock Park meant major renovations on the…

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