Flower Drive Historic District
This highly intact collection of nineteen, two-story apartment buildings was constructed during the 1920s in a mix of Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles.
Los Angeles, California 90011
This highly intact collection of nineteen, two-story apartment buildings was constructed during the 1920s in a mix of Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles. It was successfully nominated by West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) as a California Register Historic District.
When Ventus Group (formerly Spectrum Group Real Estate) released plans for the mixed-use Fig Project, the developer initially called for the demolition of nearly half of the District. WAHA and the Conservancy fought hard to have the developer reuse, rather than demolish, the historic resources within the project boundaries. In early 2020, the Ventus Group and WAHA found a win-win solution to adaptively reuse four of the eight district contributors and relocate the remaining four within the surrounding neighborhood.
About This Place
About This Place
The Flower Drive Historic District consists of two blocks of multi-family dwellings constructed between 1920 and 1927 that are highly consistent in size, massing, orientation, building type, and architectural style. It was designated as a significant collection of historic fourplexes from the 1920s and for the cohesive designs of the Period Revival architectural styles.
The multi-family dwellings in the District are a building type commonly referred to as a fourplex, a four-unit building that typically features a rectangular plan with four separate entrances located at ground level in a symmetrical arrangement on the main, street-facing façade.
The 4.4-acre Project site contains eight of the historic district’s nineteen fourplexes. When the Project Site was acquired, these eight district contributors occupied approximately one-third of the project site. The final Project will include 258 hotel rooms, 252 rooms for student housing, and 78 mixed-income housing units.