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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605 So. Plymouth Boulevard, Windsor Square

From “The Historical Observer” Fall 1988 Built in 1906 by architect Arthur Heineman, the three-story home at 605 So. Plymouth Boulevard is an excellent example of the California Craftsman style. The home, originally in downtown Los Angeles, was moved in the 1920s by John Bullock to property he owned between Sixth Street and Wilshire Boulevard on…

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419 So. Lorraine Avenue, Windsor Square

From “The Historical Observer” Fall 1988 “Sunshine Hill” is the name given to the Greek Revival estate originally designed for Mrs. Jeanette Donovan by architect Theodore Eisen in 1913. Built of sold California redwood, the house is a rare example in this area of the Classical Revival style so widely imitated on the west coast at the…

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404 So. Irving Boulevard, Windsor Square

From “The Historical Observer” Fall-Winter 1991 Built in 1919, the Golay home is a two-story Mediterranean house with 4,888 square foot of living space including 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. In the foyer of the house are Directoire style sconces and a Chippendale settee.  The house features a French chandelier of crystal and gilt in the…

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An Afternoon with Costume Designer Daniel Orlandi

May 22nd, 12-3pm. Daniel Orlandi is an American costume designer whose work can be seen in a wide variety of films such as: Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side, Trumbo, Cinderella Man, Angels and Demons, The Davinci Code, The Normal Heart, Down with Love, etc. He has been nominated for several costume awards including a…

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A Garden Tour

Garden Tour

LOVE GARDENS?The Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society is showcasing 5 beautiful local gardens. Enjoy Music, Plant Sale & Raffle ItemsDocents available at each garden. Refreshments will be served. JUNE 5, 1-5pmTour begins at 166 S. Plymouth Members $40Non-Members $50Organization Partner $40 Tickets may be purchased on-site on the day of the garden tour only…

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Linda Woolverton

On April 2nd from 12:00 to 3:00 Ms. Woolverton is graciously opening her Windsor Square home for a one on one interview highlighting her fascinating career from budding young playwright to the first female screenwriter for The Walt Disney Company. $35. For members $45. For non-members. LINDA WOOLVERTON Event Member $37.00 USDNon Member $47.25 USD…

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Saturday, April 10, 2022, 10:00-Noon $50 Members$60 Non-Members SOLD OUT Join us for a walking tour of Los Angeles’ premier Hancock Park enclave with realtor Bret Parsons and architectural historian Eleanor Schrader.  You’ll learn the secrets that illuminate this historic HPOZ neighborhood founded in the 1920s by George Allan Hancock.  Be regaled with details about…

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454 So. Windsor Boulevard, Windsor Square

Windsor Square, Hancock Park and Fremont Place have traditionally valued solitude, privacy and anonymity which might explain why the area is not a mecca for Hollywood personalities whose life styles call for public attention. In earlier days, however, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars lived in the neighborhood including Mary Pickford, John Barrymore, Harold Lloyd, Lewis…

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