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Windsor Square

Windsor Square, located in central Los Angeles, was once part of Rancho La Brea on land that was subdivided for development in 1911. The Windsor Square Investment Company’s vision for development was a neighborhood of elegant homes, with lots of no less than 100 feet frontage and over 300 feet in width. Windsor Square was planned to be the most exclusive neighborhood in Southern California and the largest upper-class subdivision ever marketed in Los Angeles. Residences in Windsor Square represent various periods of development and a variety of architectural styles. Early residences feature examples of the Craftsman and Beaux Arts or Classical Revival styles while later residences reflect the popularity of Period Revival styles including Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, Tudor, English, French, and American Colonial Revival styles. Contemporary and California Ranch styles are also represented in Windsor Square.  The Windsor Square HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2004.

The Windsor Square 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 Marlborough School at 250 S. Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles 90004. Meetings are held in the boardroom. 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 Max Loder of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 847-3645, or max.loder@lacity.org.


Preservation Plan Update:

On July 11, 2019, the City Planning Commission approved a newly amended Windsor Square HPOZ Preservation Plan, replacing the plan that was last adopted in 2007. To review the proposed plan as it was presented to the Commission, along with the staff recommendation report, click here.  A short summary of the changes made for this plan is also available here

A final, adopted version of the Plan, reflecting minor amendments approved by the Commission, can be found here.