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 Board, comprised of local stakeholders with expertise in building, architecture, preservation and real estate, meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, though meetings are canceled if there are no business items to discuss. Meetings take place at the South Seas House, at 2301 West 24th Street (at Arlington), Los Angeles, CA 90018. 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 Lydia Chapman of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 978-1797, or firstname.lastname@example.org.