Another successful Tour!
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, West Adams Heritage Association will open the doors for a tour of five grand houses in the historic Victoria Park neighborhood (often called “Victoria Circle”).
Victoria Park opened in 1907, well beyond the city limits, west of Crenshaw Boulevard. A group of well-connected investors were determined to make Victoria Park a rival to other elegant, exclusive residential developments. The tract was laid out in an oval, making it very distinctive, and the lot numbers were the addresses, a model that was used a few years later in nearby Fremont Place. Wide roadways and sidewalks, elaborate street lights, and hundreds of trees were some of the amenities that created a desirable residential park. Among the noted architects who worked in Victoria Park were Frank M. Tyler, Train & Williams, Frederick Noonan, and Garrett & Bixby. The architecture reflects a variety of styles, including Craftsman, Tudor, and Mediterranean Revival. This beautiful community is still an oasis in the midst of the city.
WAHA Members and General Public $35
Tickets will be held at check-in at 4325 Victoria Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90019; please include an e-mail address or phone number for confirmation.
Tickets purchased on the day by cash or check (w/ valid ID) only. The last tickets will be sold at 1:30 PM. Houses will close promptly at 4:00 PM, so tour goers are encouraged to start as early as possible in order to see and enjoy all five properties. This is a walking tour, and the homes are clustered within easy strolling distance of each other. Please: no high heels or interior photography.
You can also purchase advance tickets by mail. Send a check made payable to “WAHA” to:
WAHA “Victoria Park” Tour
2263 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Tickets will be held at check-in; please include an e-mail address or phone number for confirmation.
Tour proceeds will benefit WAHA’s preservation fund, to advance preservation activities in the West Adams District, including Historic-Cultural Monument nominations, Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) expansions, preservation advocacy, and cultural heritage educational programs.