Banning Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Jorge Ruiz
(213) 756-1725
Community Plan Area(s):

Wilmington - Harbor City

Council District(s):
Area Planning Commission(s):


Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board:

Meeting Dates and Time:
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month; 6pm - 7pm
Meeting Location:
San Pedro Regional Branch Library
Current Agenda:Harbor Commissions

Banning Park HPOZ is located near the Port of Los Angeles in the Wilmington community. The area comprising the HPOZ was originally part of the estate of General Phineas Banning, the “father of Wilmington,” an early developer of the port of San Pedro and a railroad tycoon. In 1927, William Wrigley Jr., of chewing gum fame, purchased a portion of the estate, now known as Banning Park, and developed the area with residences to house employees of Wilmington businesses. The architectural cohesiveness of this neighborhood can be attributed to locally prominent architect Sid Spearin, who called the development the “Original Court of Nation” and based his residential designs on Period Revival styles including Spanish, Dutch, American Colonial and Tudor Revival. The Banning Park HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2001.


Preservation Plan
Citywide HPOZ Ordinance
District Ordinance



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