605 So. Plymouth Boulevard, Windsor Square

Built in 1906 by architect Arthur Heineman, the three-story home at 605 So. Plymouth Boulevard is an excellent example of the California Craftsman style. The home, originally in downtown Los Angeles, was moved in the 1920s by John Bullock to property he owned between Sixth Street and Wilshire Boulevard on Plymouth.  Bullock, founder of the department…

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419 So. Lorraine Avenue, Windsor Square

“Sunshine Hill” is the name given to the Greek Revival estate originally designed for Mrs. Jeanette Donovan by architect Theodore Eisen in 1913. Built of sold California redwood, the house is a rare example in this area of the Classical Revival style so widely imitated on the west coast at the turn of the century. The exterior…

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404 So. Irving Boulevard, Windsor Square

Built in 1919, the Golay home is a two-story Mediterranean house with 4,888 square foot of living space including 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. In the foyer of the house are Directoire style sconces and a Chippendale settee.  The house features a French chandelier of crystal and gilt in the dining room and yellow silk…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Jeff Rector

Jeff Rector is an award-winning, writer, director, producer, working actor and Artistic Director for the Burbank International Film Festival. Jeff enjoys performing stand-up comedy, is an award-winning speaker with Toastmaster’s International and is a best-selling author on Amazon.His book, “I was a Playboy Rabbit and Other Adventures Through Life”, chronicles the five year period in the late…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Suzi Yoonessi

Suzi Yoonessi is an Iranian-American film director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She lives in Larchmont Village with her two children and husband, tape artist Spencer Crossland. She wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Dear Lemon Lima and directed the Duplass Brothers film Unlovable and the Scooby Doo origins film Daphne and Velma for Warner Brothers. Yoonessi grew up in…

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Newest Members- Babies Finn & Levi!

Please welcome twin boys, Finn and Levi to the world! Everyone is happy and healthy. The new mom and dad are recently new Historical Society members Nick Risher and Daisy Hamilton Risher of South Lorraine Blvd. Finn is on right and Levi is on the left in the first pic right after birth. Congratulations to…

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2022 WSHPHS Annual Meeting & Barbecue

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Please join us at the historical Gilmore Adobe on Sunday, July 31st, from 1:00 to 5:00 for our Annual Meeting and barbecue. The Gilmore Adobe was built in 1852 and is located in that mysterious space at The Grove hidden behind tall walls, beautiful gardens, and colorful peacocks. Wedged between Maggiano’s, the former home of…

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435 So. Rimpau Boulevard, Hancock Park

This English style home was designed by architect John C. Austin and built by Joseph Elmer Carr for his investor son, Brenton Stanley Carr, who was married to Margaret Cuzner Carr.  Margaret’s father was a partner in Kerckhoff-Cuzner Lumber, which supplied materials for this residence. The home has leaded glass windows and steel sashes brought…

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434 So. Rimpau Boulevard, Hancock Park

From “The Historical Observer” Fall 1982 The present Colonial residence of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchison was built in 1926 for Henry McKee of Barker Brothers.  The 12-room house, built on a half-acre parcel, was designed by architect McNeal Swasey. The Hutchisons purchased it in 1981 from Jane and Pat Collee, who, as the third owners…

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304 So. Rimpau Boulevard, Hancock Park

Hand-painted ceilings are among the unique features of this Italian Mediterranean style home.  Arched windows also contribute to the home’s beauty. Built in 1924 for the Dell’Acqua family, it had been owned by their descendants until 1986 when the home was purchased by the Ronald Auberts. The five-bedroom residence contains 6,637 square feet and has…

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