For Release: September 22, 2011
Contact: Jessica Burns
"At Home with History" Tour Features "The Triplet" of Historic Districts
Six homes, three neighborhoods, all historic and wonderfully livable
Sunday, November 6, 2011; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$40 ($30 Conservancy members; $10 kids 12 and under)
LOS ANGELES (September 22, 2011) – On Sunday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Los Angeles Conservancy presents another in its series of popular At Home with History tours exploring the historic neighborhoods of Los Angeles, known as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, or HPOZs. Tourgoers will see firsthand how owners preserve their historic homes while keeping them wonderfully livable, adding their own personalities and layers of history.
This special, one-time-only tour will feature three relatively new HPOZs, coined “the triplet” by residents because of their close proximity: Country Club Park, Wilshire Park, and Windsor Village. The three are adjacent to one another, sharing a border along Crenshaw Boulevard near Olympic Boulevard. Developed in the early to mid-twentieth century, the neighborhoods feature diverse styles and building types, and each has a unique and fascinating history.
At Home with History includes docent-led tours of six private homes:
- The grand Mediterranean-style Milbank Mansion (G. Lawrence Stimson, 1913) in Country Club Park, a virtual twin to Pasadena’s Stimson-designed Wrigley Mansion, home to the Tournament of Roses Association
- A beautifully restored 1911 Craftsman-style home in Country Club Park that includes special amenities designed for the original owner, USC music professor Horatio Cogswell
- An elegant Beaux-Arts/Italianate house circa 1920 in Wilshire Park that features unusual interior details, as well as a history that includes a notorious former madam as a tenant
- A charming 1926 Mediterranean/Spanish Colonial Revival home in Wilshire Park that beautifully blends original details with sensitive updates, including a creative backyard space
- In Windsor Village, a delightful eight-unit courtyard apartment complex in the French Eclectic style, built in 1936
- A 1915 Prairie-style home with built-ins, stained glass, and many other original elements located in Windsor Village
Guests can explore the neighborhoods at their leisure and speak with residents about their experience of living in an HPOZ.
Tickets cost $40 for the general public, $30 for Los Angeles Conservancy members, and $10 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available at www.laconservancy.org. Questions? Call the Conservancy office at (213) 623-2489.
The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. What began as a volunteer group in 1978 now has more than 6,000 members, making the Conservancy the largest local organization of its kind in the U.S. For more information, visit www.laconservancy.org.