President Richard Battaglia
President Richard Battaglia

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society was founded in 1976 as a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to preserve and collect the rich and illustrious history of the Greater Rancho La Brea, encompassing the recognition of its architectural landmarks, historical sites and finely appointed homes, while generating a supporting community spirit.

Today, the Society serves as a source of information about our unique Los Angeles neighborhood, supporting its preservation and mining its rich history for our special events. We welcome all interested parties to become members.

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Upcoming Events

Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America’s Cities

By Historical Society
When: July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

July 7th at 7:00pm. Ken Bernstein, the City Planner for the City of Los Angeles and a national advocate for historic preservation shares how Los Angeles has led the nation in historic preservation and shares…

Better Luck Next Time

By Historical Society
When: August 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Virtual Event

August 25th, 7:00 PM. Do you want to read something funny?  Let’s say, a novel set at a divorce ranch in Reno in the 1930s?  A book with memorably eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, a satisfying…

Adrian, American Designer, Hollywood Original

By Historical Society
When: September 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Virtual Event

Wednesday, September 22nd. 7:00 PM. In 1933, “Fortune” magazine suggested to the American fashion industry that they could benefit from the showmanship demonstrated by the Hollywood designers in order to compete with the French couturiers.…

Past Events

If you would like to view our past presentations please visit our Historical Presentations page.

HANCOCK PARK – Book Presentation and signing

By Historical Society
When: December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Larchmont Chronicle pioneer and historical society co-founder, Jane Gilman has written a book about what she knows best, Hancock Park. She puts Hancock Park into the palm of your hand with ease and grace. This…

An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles

By Historical Society
When: January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The map may not be the territory, and the word may not be the thing, but An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles is as close as it gets. Originally authored over fifty years ago by…

Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir

By Historical Society
When: February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Virtual Event

Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir In Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir, historian Nathan Marsak tells the story of the Hill, from the district’s inception in the mid-19th…

Your Executive Commitee

Serving the Members of Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society

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Marlene Zweig

Vice President
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Fluff McLean

Treasurer/CFO