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List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the Westside

 

List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the Westside

This is a List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the Westside. In total, there are more than 85 Historic-Cultural Monuments (HCM) on the Westside, and a handful of additional sites that have been recognized by the Cultural Heritage Commission for having been designated as California Historical Landmarks or having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Overview of the Westside's Historic-Cultural Monuments

As a more recently developed section of the city, the Westside initially lagged behind other parts of the city in the designation of HCMs. In the first 20 years of the Cultural Heritage Commission's existence (August 1962 - August 1982), only three buildings (and three trees or groups of trees) on the Westside were designated as Historic-Cultural Monuments. The three buildings so designated are: (1) Rocha House -- (2) Hangar No. 1 -- the first building constructed at the airfield that later became LAX; and (3) the Ivy Park Substation, an electric generating station for the Pacific Electric Railway located on Venice Boulevard in Palms. Although the city's Westside became a center of wealth and architectural innovation in the mid-20th century, it was not until the 1980s that large numbers of buildings on the Westside began to be recognized as Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Listing of the Historic-Cultural Monuments

style="background:" width=1% | HCM #[2] style="background:" width="18%" |Landmark name[3] class="unsortable" style="background:" width="11%" |Image style="background:" width="4%" |Date designated[3] style="background:" width="12%" |Locality[3] style="background:" width="12%" |Neighborhood style="background:" width="41%" |Description[4]
style="background:"|13 Rocha House 02|22|N|118|23|05|W| name=13. Rocha House

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South Robertson Residence built in 1865 by Antonio Jose Rocha II on the Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes
style="background:" |19 Moreton Bay Fig Tree 01|42|N|118|25|33|W| name=19. Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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Palms Australian fig tree planted in 1875 (See also Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree)
style="background:" |38 Site of Founders Oak Haverford Ave. between Sunset Blvd. and Antioch St. Pacific Palisades Coast live oak that played a significant role in founding of Pacific Palisades; cut down in 1975 due to termite infestation
style="background-color:" |44
(2378)
Hangar No. 1 Building 55|54|N|118|22|55|W| name=44. Hangar No. 1 Building

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Westchester The first structure built at Mines Field (now Los Angeles International Airport) in 1929
style="background:"|148 Coral Trees (Erythrina Caffra) Between 26th & Bringham San Vicente Blvd. Brentwood Coral trees planted along San Vicente Blvd. between 26th St. and Bringham Ave.
style="background-color:" |182
(2347)
Ivy Park Substation 01|35|N|118|23|34|W| name=182. Ivy Park Substation

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Palms Mission Revival electrical substation built in 1907 to provide power for the Los Angeles Pacific Railway
style="background:" |254 Marymount High School (Main Admin. Bldg., Chapel & Auditorium) 04|30|N|118|26|43|W| name=254. Marymount High School

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Bel Air Spanish Colonial style school buildings with Mission elements, designed by Ross Montgomery, dedicated in 1932
style="background:" |259 Loyola Theater 100x100px 57|34|N|118|23|45|W| name=259. Loyola Theater

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Westchester Baroque Moderne style theater designed by Clarence J. Smale, built in 1948; "Its etched glass doors, ticket booth and interior murals are one-of-a-kind," according to the Cultural Heritage Commission.
style="background-color:" |270
(2370)
Venice Canal System 59|04|N|118|27|59|W| name=270. Venice Canal System

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Venice Man-made canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his plan to recreate the appearance and feel of Venice, Italy in Southern California.
style="background:" |276 Pacific Palisades Business Block 02|50|N|118|31|34|W| name=276. Pacific Palisades Business Block

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Pacific Palisades Former Santa Monica Land & Water Co. Bldg.; Spanish Colonial structure built in 1924, designed by Clifton Nourse
style="background-color:" |279 Greenacres (Former Harold Lloyd Estate) 101-121 Marymount Pl., 10643-10685 Sunset Blvd. Bel Air
Beverly Hills
Home of silent film star Harold Lloyd from 1927 to 1971, estate originally included a 44-room mansion, golf course, and 900-foot (270 m) canoe run on 15 acres (61,000 m2).
style="background:" |318 Holmby House 03|55|N|118|25|46|W| name=318. Holmby House

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Westwood Eclectic Mediterranean style duplex built in late 1920s
style="background:" |319 The Grove 03|10|N|118|25|51|W| name=319. Grove, The

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Westwood French Revival cottages in a courtyard setting, designed by Allen Siple
style="background:" |320 Landfair Apartments 04|05|N|118|27|04|W| name=320. Landfair Apartments

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Westwood International style apartments built in 1937, designed by Richard Neutra
style="background:" |324 The Lindbrook 03|38|N|118|26|25|W| name=324. Lindbrook, The

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Westwood Mediterranean courtyard apartments built in 13
style="background:" |351 Strathmore Apartments 03|55|N|118|27|03|W| name=351. Strathmore Apartments

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Westwood International style apartments designed by Richard Neutra, built in 1937
style="background-color:" |360
(2376)
Bratskeller - Egyptian Theater (Ralphs Grocery Store) 03|35|N|118|26|40|W| name=360. Bratskeller - Egyptian Theater (Ralphs Grocery Store)

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Westwood Mediterranean building, originally a grocery store, was one of the original buildings in Westwood Village, built in 1929
style="background:" |361 Fox Bruin Theater 03|45|N|118|26|48|W| name=361. Fox Bruin Theater

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Westwood Movie palace with Streamline Moderne marquee designed by noted architect, S. Charles Lee
style="background:" |362 Fox Village Theater 03|45|N|118|26|50|W| name=362. Fox Village Theater

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Westwood First movie theater in Westwood Village, built in 1931, designed in Spanish Colonial Revival style by P.P. Lewis
style="background:" |363 Gayley Terrace 03|43|N|118|26|54|W| name=363. Gayley Terrace

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Westwood Spanish Colonial Revival apartments built in 1940, designed by Laurence B. Clapp
style="background:" |364 Janss Investment Company Building 03|40|N|118|26|44|W| name=364. Janss Investment Company Building

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Westwood Classical style domed structure built in 1929, dome is a Westwood landmark
style="background:" |365 Kelton Apartments 03|55|N|118|27|09|W| name=365. Kelton Apartments

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Westwood International style apartments built in 1941, designed by Richard Neutra
style="background:" |367 Sheats Apartments 04|04|N|118|26|58|W| name=367. Sheets Apartments

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Westwood Futurist apartment building designed by John Lautner, built in 1949
style="background:" |368 Elkay Apartments 03|55|N|118|27|10|W| name=368. Elkay Apartments

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Westwood International style apartment building designed by Richard Neutra, built in 1948
style="background-color:;" |381 The Eames House (Studio and Grounds) (Case Study House #8) 01|48|N|118|31|07|W| name=381. Eames House

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Pacific Palisades Landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture, built in 1949 by design pioneers Charles and Ray (Kaiser) Eames, as their home and studio.
style="background:" |387 Gas Station 03|55|N|118|28|11|W| name=387. Gas Station

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Brentwood Spanish Colonial style gas station built in 1939, designed by Raymond A. Stockdale
style="background:" |440 Eastern Star Home (including Front Grounds and Courtyard) 03|54|N|118|28|17|W| name=440. Eastern Star Home

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Brentwood Spanish Colonial Revival home built in 1931, designed by William Mooser and Co. of San Francisco
style="background:" |446 Courtyard Apartment Complex 03|37|N|118|26|29|W| name=446. Courtyard Apartment Complex

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Westwood Spanish Colonial apartments built in 1936, designed by Frederick Clark
style="background:" |447 Courtyard Apartment Complex 03|37|N|118|26|32|W| name=447. Courtyard Apartment Complex

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Westwood Monterey Revival apartments built in 1935, part of the planned architecture for Westwood Village
style="background:" |465 Sycamore Trees Bienvenida Ave. 51 sycamore trees planted in 1926 south of Sunset Blvd. to the cul-de-sac
style="background:" |485 Nicolosi Estate 414 Saint Pierre Rd. Bel Air Mediterranean Revival mansion designed by Paul Williams in 1931, grounds include 300-foot (91 m) serpentine swimming pool
style="background:" |490 SA ANGNA 4231-4363 S. Lincoln Blvd. Marina del Rey Site was a major village and burial ground, c. 1540, of Gabrielino Indians
style="background:" |506 Tischler Residence 04|21|N|118|27|23|W| name=506. Tischler Residence

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Westwood International Modern style house built in 1950, designed by Rudolf Schindler
style="background:" |530 John Entenza House (Case Study House) 01|47|N|118|31|07|W| name=530. Entenza, John, House

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Pacific Palisades International Modern style home build in 1949, a collaboration between Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen
style="background:" |532 Venice Arcades (including Columns and Capitals) 59|15|N|118|28|21|W| name=532. Venice Arcades

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Venice Built in 1904 as part of Abbot Kinney's "Venice of America"
style="background:" |547 Camp Joseph Malibu Lodge 03|03|N|118|30|35|W| name=547. Camp Joseph Malibu Lodge

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Pacific Palisades American Craftsman lodge built in 1941 for the Boy Scouts
style="background:" |570 Airport Theme Building 56|39|N|118|24|09|W| name=570. Airport Theme Building

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Westchester Landmark space-age structure at LAX built in 1961 with intersecting parabolic arches supporting a disc-shaped restaurant pod
style="background:" |577 Sturges House 04|00|N|118|28|52|W| name=577. Sturges, George, House

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Brentwood One-story home designed in 1939 by Frank Lloyd Wright, the only "Usonian" Wright structure in Southern California
style="background:" |589 Feuchtwanger House - Villa Aurora 02|46|N|118|33|21|W| name=589. Feuchtwanger House - Villa Aurora

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Pacific Palisades Spanish Colonial Revival house built in 1928 for Lion Feuchtwanger; housed an enormous library; refuge for talented emigres.
style="background:" |594 Bradbury House 60-102 Ocean Way Santa Monica Spanish Colonial Revival adobe residence built c. 1922 from a design by John Byers
style="background:" |595 Venice Division Police Station 100x100px 59|29|N|118|27|31|W| name=595. Venice Division Police Station

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Venice Reinforced concrete Art Deco building constructed in 1929, later converted from police station to home of non-profit arts organization SPARC
style="background:" |623 Kappe Residence 02|29|N|118|30|56|W| name=623. Kappe Residence

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Pacific Palisades House designed in 1969 by architect Raymond Kappe as his own residence, modern design built into a heavily treed hillside
style="background:" |624 Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence and Apartments 01|20|N|118|23|56|W| name=624. Joseph, Lawrence and Martha, Residence

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Palms Storybook/fantasy style residence, sometimes called "Hobbit Houses"
style="background:" |632 Goldenfeld House 04|20|N|118|29|07|W| name=632. Goldenfeld House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |633 Haas House 04|20|N|118|29|06|W| name=633. Goldenfeld House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |634 Kalmick House 04|23|N|118|29|02|W| name=634. Kalmick House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |635 Weckler House 04|21|N|118|29|10|W| name=635. Weckler House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |637 The Campbell Divertimento Fountain 1150 Brooklawn Dr. Bel Air
style="background:" |647 Sten/Frenke-Gould Residence 126 Mabery Rd. Pacific Palisades
style="background-color:" |655 George R. Kress House 06|48|N|118|26|05|W| name=655. Kress, George R., Home

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Benedict Canyon
style="background:" |656 "Binoculars" 59|43.48|N|118|28|36.8|W| name=656. "Binoculars"

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Venice
style="background:" |663 Uplifters Clubhouse 601 Latimer Rd. Pacific Palisades
style="background:" |669 Bailey House - Case Study House#21 9038 Wonderland Park Ave. Bel Air
style="background:" |680 Mutual Housing Association Site Office 04|35|N|118|29|20|W| name=680. Mutual Housing Association Site Office

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Brentwood
style="background:" |682 Schott House 04|27|N|118|29|10|W| name=682. Schott House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |685 Pascual Marquez Family Cemetery 631 N. San Lorenzo St. Pacific Palisades
style="background:" |693 Israel House 04|29|N|118|29|07|W| name=693. Israel House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |694 Emmons House 661 N. Brooktree Rd. Pacific Palisades
style="background:" |695 Gross House 04|25|N|118|29|11|W| name=695. Gross House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |696 Jones & Emmons Building 02|22|N|118|27|53|W| name=696. Jones & Emmons Bldg.

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West Los Angeles
style="background:" |697 Kermin House 04|29|N|118|29|05|W| name=697. Kermin House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |698 Sherwood House 04|34|N|118|29|05|W| name=698. Kermin House

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Brentwood
style="background-color:" |703 Chateau Colline 04|04|N|118|25|37|W| name=703. Chateau Colline

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Westwood
style="background:" |716 Cliff May Experimental House 1831 Old Ranch Rd.
style="background:" |720 Arens House 04|26|N|118|29|07|W| name=720. Arens House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |721 Stoleroff House 04|25|N|118|29|04|W| name=721. Stoleroff House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |722 Volk House 04|23|N|118|29|05|W| name=722. Volk House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |723 Wurtele House 04|34|N|118|29|04|W| name=723. Wurtele House

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Brentwood
style="background-color:" |724 Venice of America House 59|26|N|118|28|06|W| name=724. Venice of America House

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Venice Late Victorian house built in 1906.
style="background:" |731 Westwood Village Memorial Park 03|30|N|118|26|28|W| name=731. Westwood Village Memorial Park

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Westwood Burial place of many entertainment industry celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Merv Griffin, Rodney Dangerfield and Walter Matthau
style="background:" |745 Durham House 02|51|N|118|26|17|W| name=745. Durham House

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West Los Angeles
style="background:" |746 Pengelly House 02|52|N|118|26|17|W| name=746. Pengelly House

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West Los Angeles
style="background:" |747 Siple House 02|52|N|118|26|18|W| name=747. Siple House

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West Los Angeles
style="background:" |749 Venice City Hall 59|26|N|118|27|35|W| name=749. Venice City Hall

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Venice
style="background:" |767 Temple Mishkon Tephilo 59|53.19|N|118|28|41.75|W|region:US name=

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Venice
style="background:" |797 Hamma House 04|24|N|118|29|05|W| name=797. Hamma House

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Brentwood Also known as Mutual Housing Ass'n; part of a model cooperative community built after World War II from 1947 to 1950
style="background:" |800 Marquez Filling Station 507 Entrada Drive Pacific Palisades Gas station built in 1924 and operated continuously until 2004
style="background:" |808 Maxwell House 04|03|N|118|28|37|W| name=808. Maxwell House

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Brentwood First peaked roof house designed by Richard Neutra with triangular glazed gable openings, built in 1941; profoundly influenced American suburban architecture in the 1950s and 1960s; moved to Angelino Heights 2007-08
style="background:" |829 James Goldstein Office 03|41|N|118|25|01|W| name=829. James Goldstein Office

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Century City Office suite in 26-story highrise, designed by architect John Lautner in 1987
style="background:" |834 Gustav R. Rich House 04|10|N|118|29|25|W| name=834. Rich, Gustav R., House

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Brentwood International style modern home built in 1967[5]
style="background:" |862 Miller House 04|23|N|118|29|09|W| name=862. Miller House

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Brentwood
style="background:" |886 Gould-Lafetra House 04|54|N|118|29|11|W| name=886. Gould-Lafetra House

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Brentwood Three-story Modern home designed by Raymond Kappe, built in 1968 [6]
style="background:" |887 Barry Building 03|09|N|118|28|19|W| name=887. Barry Building

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Brentwood Office building designed by Milton Caughey, built in 1951 with the geometry and clean lines favored by European modernism and central courtyard with integrated landscaping and two gracefully curving staircases of concrete[7]
style="background:" |893 Castera Residence 4|56.79|N|118|26|45.82|W| name=893. Castera Residence

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Bel Air Also known as the Castera-Ward Residence; French Provincial concrete house designed by Paul Revere Williams in 1936; longtime home of actress Jane Wyatt[7]
style="background:" |919 UCLAN-Crest Theater 03|27|N|118|26|34|W| name=919. UCLAN-Crest Theater

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Westwood Art Deco Revival movie theater built in 1940. It was a second-run neighborhood house until 1962, when John Orland, Director of Advertising for Herts Lion International Corp., held the U.S. Premiere of "A Matter of Who," starring Terry Thomas, at the Crest Theater, opening Westwood as a first run venue.
style="background:" |926 Kinney-Tabor House 1310 South Sixth Ave. Venice American Craftsman style structure built in 1906, originally used as the "Cosmos Club", then as a girls' school, and finally as a home[8]
style="background:" |927 Sturdevant Bungalow 59|31|N|118|27|33|W| name=927. Sturdevant Bungalow

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Venice American Craftsman style home built in 1914[9]
style="background:" |935 Santa Monica Forestry Station Eucalyptus Grove 601 Latimer Rd. Pacific Palisades Adjacent to the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center LAHCM #663 Uplifters Clubhouse. Also California Historical Landmark #840.[10]
style="background:" |936 Aldersgate / We Boys J.O.C. Lodge 2|56.04|N|118|31|44.69|W| name=936. Aldersgate / We Boys J.O.C. Lodge

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Pacific Palisades Mission Revival-Craftsman architecture, built in Wilshire in 1910, moved to Temescal Canyon in 1928.[10]
style="background:" |948 Sinay House 6|16.78|N|118|24|27.81|W| name=948. Sinay House

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Beverly Crest International style, 1947, designed by Richard Neutra.[11]
style="background:" |955 Dickinson and Gillespie Building 57|30.95|N|118|26|53.12|W| name=955. Dickinson and Gillespie Building

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Playa del Rey Spanish Colonial Revival style, built in 1922.[12]
style="background:" |970 844 South Plymouth Apartments 844 S. Plymouth Blvd. Wilshire Streamline Moderne apartment building, built in 1936 in Windsor Village, designed by architects Charles Plummer, Welton Becket and Walter Wurdeman.[13]
style="background:" |979 Venice West Café 321 S. Ocean Front Walk Venice Vernacular commercial, built in 1922 on the Venice Boardwalk, important to the counterculture of the 1960s, with poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Jim Morrison.[13]
style="background:" |983 Barsha House 302 N. Mesa Rd. Pacific Palisades Built 1938, designed by Richard Neutra and P. Pfisterer.[14]

Non-HCM sites also recognized

The LA HCM sites listed above include many of the most important historic sites in the westside area. Some others within L.A. in the area have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places or designated as California Historical Landmarks. These are:

style="background:" width=1% | Code[15] style="background:" width="18%" |Landmark name[3] class="unsortable" style="background:" width="11%" |Image style="background:" width="4%" |Date designated[3] style="background:" width="12%" |Locality[3] style="background:" width="12%" |Neighborhood class="unsortable" style="background:" width="41%" |Description[4]
1003 Serra Springs 100x100px 02|43|N|118|27|29|W| name=1003. Serra Springs

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West Los Angeles Natural springs located on the campus of University High School; called Kuruvungna by the native Tongva people, who used it as natural fresh water source since 400 BCE; it continues to produce 22,000 - 25,000 gallons of water a day
style="background-color:"|1003 Will Rogers Estate Historic Park 03|17|N|118|30|45|W| name=1003. Rogers, Will, Estate Historic Park

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Pacific Palisades 31-room ranch house; 11 baths; seven fireplaces; surrounded by a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, golf course, polo field ; became a State Park in 1944
style="background-color:" |1003 Warren Wilson Beach House 58|47|N|118|27|57|W| name=1003. Wilson, Warren, Beach House

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Venice Craftsman style house built in 1911; operated over the years as both a residence and a camp
style="background-color:"|2446 Venice Branch Library 59|28|N|118|28|29|W| name=2446. Venice Branch

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Venice Former branch library; built in 1930
style="background-color:"| Wadsworth Chapel 03|18|N|118|27|19|W| name=Wadsworth Chapel

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Sawtelle Separate Catholic and Protestant chapels built for residents of the soldiers' home; oldest building on Wilshire Blvd.
style="background-color:"| Streetcar Depot, West Los Angeles 03|26|N|118|27|36|W| name=Streetcar Depot

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Sawtelle Streetcar depot at the Veterans Affairs Center in West Los Angeles
style="background-color:"| Centinela Adobe 58|3.43|N|118|22|22.4|W| name=Centinela Adobe

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Westchester Adobe structure; completed in 1834; "Birthplace of Inglewood"; currently a museum dedicated to Daniel Freeman, founder of Inglewood

See also

Lists of L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments

Other

References

External links

  • official Designated L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments (LAHCM) website — with 'ever-updated' LAHCM list via PDF link.
  • City of Los Angeles Map, with community districts. — via Given Place Media.
  • Big Orange Landmarks: "Exploring the Landmarks of Los Angeles, One Monument at a Time" — online photos and in-depth history of L.A.H.C.Monuments; see “Landmarks by Community Planning Area” Westside links — website curator: Floyd B. Bariscale.


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