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


By Historical Society
When: October 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join architectural historian Eleanor Schrader and realtor/architectural author Bret Parsons for a spectacular tour of the historic enclaves of greater Hancock Park. Our double-decker bus will guide us down streets filled with beautiful homes as…


By Historical Society
When: October 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Where: The Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028

For those of you who have never been to The Magic Castle, you are in for a treat. The Historical Society will have its long overdue Halloween party at this legendary Los Angeles landmark on…


By Historical Society
When: November 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday. November 4th 12pm to 4pm The Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical society proudly presents our annual home tour on Saturday, November 4th from 12:00 to 4:00. This year for our home tour we have…

Past Events

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

Inside Hancock Park by Jane Gilman

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…

Preserving Los Angeles by Ken Bernstein

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…

An Architectural Guidebook To Los Angeles

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…

Your Executive Commitee

Serving the Members of Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society


Marlene Zweig

Vice President
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