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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355 So. Rimpau Boulevard

The Design of a Prominent Architectural Firm

From “The Historical Observer” Fall 1987 A landmark home in Hancock Park, this French Chateau style residence is the design of a prominent architectural firm in the early 1900s — Chisholm, Fortine and Miekle. Built for the Thomas Ridgway family in 1932, the magnificent home stayed in the Ridgway family until purchased in 1986 by…

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304 So. Rimpau Boulevard, Hancock Park

Take A Look At The Rimpau Boulevard Stairs

Hand-painted ceilings are among the unique features of this Italian Mediterranean style home.  Arched windows also contribute to the home’s beauty. Built in 1924 for the Dell’Acqua family, it had been owned by their descendants until 1986 when the home was purchased by the Ronald Auberts. The five-bedroom residence contains 6,637 square feet and has…

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533 So. Muirfield Road, Hancock Park

Awesome Entrance Of The Muirfield Road Hancock Park

From “The Historical Observer” Spring 1993 Joseph Elmer Carr built this 1925 traditional English-style home for his daughter, Bernice Carr Kice. Architect John C. Austin, whose work includes Los Angeles City Hall and Shrine Auditorium, designed the home. In 1975, the estate of Bernice Carr Kice sold the home to its present owners. The spacious foyer…

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500 So. Muirfield Road, Hancock Park

Look At The Stairs Of The House And Garden

From “The Historical Observer” Fall 1979 Muirfield Road curves westward by the Wilshire Country Club from Rossmore Boulevard above Third Street, then parallels Rossmore to Wilshire Boulevard.  This quiet, tree-lined street was the second street mapped-out in Hancock Park (Rossmore being first) and it was on Muirfield that the first Hancock Park home west of Rossmore was…

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321 So. Muirfield Road, Hancock Park

Look At the Green Lawn Behind the House

The second home in tract 3819 was started in 1922 with plans by William T. Williams with the assistance of Isabel Davenport Shankland.  The home was completed in February 1923 at a cost of $16,5000 for Mrs. Shankland, her husband Fowler, and their five children. The modified Tudor residence has seven bedrooms and a third…

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