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Oxford Square

The Oxford Square HPOZ is located in central Los Angeles, about five miles west of downtown. It is bordered by the Windsor Village HPOZ on the north, the Country Club Park HPOZ on the east, Pico Boulevard on the south, and Plymouth Boulevard to the west.  The proposed Oxford Square HPOZ is also situated just north of the La Fayette Square HPOZ.  The proposed Oxford Square HPOZ comprises 191 parcels on both sides of Windsor Boulevard and Victoria Avenue.  It is composed of one to two-and-a-half story single-family residences constructed primarily between 1900 and 1920, with a smaller amount of residences constructed in the 1930’s.  Most of the buildings in the proposed HPOZ reflect styles associated with the Arts and Crafts and Period Revival modes of architecture, including Craftsman, American Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Mediterranean Revival.   The district is characterized by the consistency of building styles and massing, as well as its spatial and landscape features such as its rectilinear gridded street pattern, concrete-paved streets, concrete sidewalks, landscaped parkways with mature Canary Island date palms, relatively consistent lot sizes, and gently sloping lawns.  The Oxford Square HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2017.

Projects in Oxford Square that require board review are reviewed by the Country Club Park - Wilshire Park - Windsor Village - Oxford Square HPOZ Board, which reviewes cases in all four HPOZs.  The Country Club Park - Wilshire Park - Windsor Village - Oxford Square HPOZ Board, comprised of local stakeholders with expertise in building, architecture, preservation and real estate, meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, though meetings are canceled if there are no business items to discuss. Meetings take place at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, at 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005. Agendas for HPOZ meetings can be found here.  

For any questions or to scheudle review of a proposed project within the HPOZ, please contact Bradley Furuya of the Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 847-3642 or bradley.furuya@lacity.org and fill out the HPOZ Initial Screeing Checklist.