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Harvard Heights

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.

Text adapted from description prepared by the Los Angeles Conservancy

The Harvard Heights HPOZ Board, comprised of local stakeholders with expertise in building, architecture, preservation and real estate, meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, though meetings are canceled if there are no business items to discuss. Meetings take place at the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship 2085 S. Hobart Blvd. , Los Angeles CA 90018 (Enter meeting room off Oxford Ave. on West side of the church For wheelchair access: please use ramp on the East, Hobart St. side of the church, then through the building to meeting room).  Agendas for HPOZ meetings can be found here.

 

For any questions or to schedule a review of a proposed project within this HPOZ, please contact Ariane Briski of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 978-2289, or  ariane.briski@lacity.org, and fill out the HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist.