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52nd Place Tifal Brothers Tract

Case No. CPC-2014-516-HPOZ

CEQA No. ENV-2014-517-CE


The 52nd Place Tifal Brothers Tract HPOZ consists of one block of well-preserved one-story Craftsman style bungalows. The homes were built between 1911 and 1914 by the Tifal Brothers, an immigrant family from Germany who built more than 400 homes in Los Angeles County. The block is also significant for its association with African American history in Los Angeles during the period of 1928 through 1950. Several African American persons of cultural significance, including singer Ivie Anderson and community leaders and activists Joseph and Charlotta Bass, lived within the proposed HPOZ. Though outside the period of significance, Gilbert Lindsay, the first African American Los Angeles City Councilmember, also lived on 52nd Place. The 52nd Place district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.


Please refer to the 52nd Place Tifal Brothers Tract HPOZ Preservation Plan for detailed history of the neighborhood, for more information on the HPOZ process, and for rehabilitation and infill guidelines.


The 52nd Place Tifal Brothers Tract HPOZ was adopted by the City Council on June 17, 2015 and approved by the Mayor on June 23, 2015. The HPOZ will become effective on August 4, 2015. 



More Information


52nd Place Ordinance

Proposed 52nd Place Tifal Brothers Tract HPOZ Boundaries and Historic Resources Map

Staff Recommendation Report to City Planning Commision 

Staff Recommendation Report to Cultural Heritage Commission and Exhibits

Hearing Notice

Citywide HPOZ Ordinance

HPOZ Adoption Process


For additional information or to ask a question, please contact Bradley Furuya at 213-978-1218 or at Bradley.Furuya@lacity.org.