West Adams Terrace Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Deborah McGill
(213) 682 6369
Council District(s):
Area Planning Commission(s):

South Los Angeles

Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board:

Meeting Dates and Time:
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5 pm - 7 pm
Meeting Location:
South Seas House, 2301 West 24th Street (at Arlington), Los Angeles, CA 90018
Current Agenda:South Los Angeles Commissions

Located in south Los Angeles, West Adams Terrace includes subdivisions with large and lavish homes originally designed for wealthy middle-class families as well as other tracts developed for the working class. The first significant wave of residential development in West Adams consisted of businessmen and their families, who wanted to move out of central Los Angeles, yet remain within easy commuting distance of downtown. Single family homes in the HPOZ range in size and style from modest Victorian-era cottages to early 20th century Craftsman and Mission Revival bungalows to larger Period Revival and Classical styles. Many of the houses were designed by recognized architects and builders including Frank Tyler, Hunt and Burns, Frank Meline, Paul R. Williams, and E.L. Petitfils. The West Adams Terrace HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2003.


Preservation Plan
Citywide HPOZ Ordinance
District Ordinance



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