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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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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2022 WSHPHS Annual Meeting & Barbecue


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

Take A Look At 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

Look At the Awesome House With 12 Rooms

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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