Harvard Heights Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Erik Van Breene
(213) 978-1487
Community Plan Area(s):

South Los Angeles

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

South Los Angeles

Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board:

Meeting Dates and Time:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Location:
Washington Irving Branch Library
4117 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Current Agenda:South Los Angeles Commissions

Harvard Heights HPOZ is predominantly characterized by two-story Craftsman-style residences built from 1902 to 1908. The large and somewhat grand scale of architecture is due to a land covenant that stipulated that houses built within the tract cost more than $2,500, a substantial sum at the turn of the century. The location of the only existing Greene and Greene designed house in the city of Los Angeles, the neighborhood also features the work of the famous Heineman brothers as well as notable West Adams architect Frank Tyler. The HPOZ boundaries include modest commercial buildings located along the edges of the neighborhood. The Harvard Heights HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2000.


Preservation Plan
Citywide HPOZ Ordinance
District Ordinance



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