At the young age of 22 actress Nancy Olson had the great fortune of being cast in the ingenue role in a film starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich Von Stroheim. That motion picture was the epic Sunset Boulevard. For this picture she was nominated for an Academy Award. The film Sunset Boulevard has always been…

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The Museum of Neon Art

Come to a guided tour of a very special place by museum owner Carrie Siegel. The Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society Invites you to join fellow members on a short voyage to Glendale to The Museum of Neon Art. Sunday, April 16th at 1:00pm Members: $10Non Members: $15Admission + Tom Ziimmerman’s book of historic…

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A Secret Garden Tour

Saturday June 3rd. Five Gardens withinWindsor Square and Fremont PlaceStarting at 355 S. Windsor Boulevard Enjoy Six Gardens, Plant Sales & Silent AuctionRefreshments will be served Members: $45Non-Members: $55 The Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical SocietyPresents A Secret Garden Tour Saturday, June 3rd 20231:00 to 5:00 PM 355 S. Windsor Boulevard is ground zero for…

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654 So. Rimpau Boulevard, Hancock Park

From “The Historical Observer”Fall 1982 The Mediterranean-style residence of Mr. Hal Halverstadt and Mr. David Williams was built in 1927 by Mrs. Lillie N. McCusker who lived there until her death.  The dramatic house, designed by John DeLario, an unheralded Los Angeles architect of the 1920s, was then passed to McCusker’s relatives, Maud N. Wilson and…

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450 So. June Street, Hancock Park

This residence was built in 1928 for Erle Leaf, a well-known contractor.  Only one other couple,Madalyn and James Vai, owned the home (from 1952 to 1957) before they sold it to Her Majesty’sGovernment. Wallace Neff, a leading architect from Pasadena, designed the home translating the best ofMediterranean style to comfortable livability and serene use of…

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667 So. June Street, Hancock Park

The property on which this magnificent home sits was originally owned by Mr. G. Allan Hancock.  The parcel was sold by Hancock in 1924 to Mr. Thomas H Birchall. Birchall applied for building permits in 1927.  His address on the permits was 4429 Victoria Park Drive, Los Angeles. Upon completion in 1929, he sold it…

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Annual Tea. Please Join us for the Windsor Square Hancock Park Annual Tea at the Wilshire Country Club. Tickets: Member $75, Non-Members $85 This event is SOLD OUT You are cordially invited to attendTHE WINDSOR SQUARE HANCOCK PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETYANNUAL TEA Sunday, February 26th, 20231pm – 4pmWilshire Country Club301 North Rossmore Special GuestCouncilwoman Katy Young…

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Holiday Party Poster For Merry Christmas

Please mark your calendars to join your fellow members of the Historical Society for our annual holiday party on Sunday, December 11th at 1:00. This year we will be enjoying the festivities at the much-loved 100-year-old Tam O’Shanter in Atwater Village. This was Walt Disney’s favorite place for lunch and the plaque on table 31 is a testament…

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Rimpau Boulevard Home Tour

Hancock Park Historical Society home Tour Poster

Saturday, November 5th, 2022 from 11:00 to 3:00, Please join us for the continuation of the Windsor Square~Hancock Park Historical Society home tour. This annual event was put on a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic and is now back. This year’s home tour features a selection of century-old houses on one of Hancock Park’s…

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