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.

CLUBHOUSE TURN, THE TWILIGHT OF HOLLYWOOD PARK RACE TRACK

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

On December 22, 2013, the world-famous Hollywood Park Race Track closed its doors forever. In 2014, demolition began on the landmark race track, effectively erasing seventy-five years of history, while at the same time making…

Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940: Paul R. Williams 

By Historical Society
When: April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Virtual Event

Please join us on April 21, 2021, 7pm. Paul Revere Williams’s inspirational story has fascinated historians for the simple fact that his journey was so improbable. The orphan son of an African American fruit-and-vegetable merchant,…

VIRTUAL HOME TOUR 303 N. JUNE ST.

By Historical Society
When: May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Virtual Event

Wednesday May 26th at 7:00 PM. A prime Hancock Park 1927 Mediterranean Revival Architectural Masterpiece has been fully renovated, restored, decorated and enhanced into its present pristine  condition by the legendary design firm of Ron…

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