What Is An HPOZ? Clue Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

What Is An HPOZ? Clue Historic Preservation Overlay ZoneMany communities in CD10 are now or are in the process of becoming historic districts. With this designation neighborhoods are able to preserve the distinctive character and beauty of their respective communities, which in turn will preserve the rich cultural and architectural history for future generations.Historic districts in Los…

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Hattie McDaniel 2203 S. Harvard

Hattie McDaniel 2203 S. HarvardOscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952) owned several homes in the West Adams area, each one finer than the last, as her career progressed from singer and vaudeville entertainer to world-renown actress. McDaniel was born in 1895 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter former slaves. Hattie toured the country as a singer…

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Hattie McDaniel

Oscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952) owned several homes in the West Adams area, each one finer than the last, as her career progressed from singer and vaudeville entertainer to world-renown actress. McDaniel was born in 1895 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter former slaves. Hattie toured the country as a singer…

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Fatburgers!

Fatburgers!How would you describe the most epic burger you’ve ever had? “Delicious,” “juicy,” and of course, “fat” are all used to describe a meal at Fatburger, an international fast-food restaurant rooted in the heart of Los Angeles.But anyone who was lucky enough to visit the original Jefferson Park location…

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Lou Rawls Residence 1120 South Gramercy Place

From West Adams' Landmarks of African American History His voice is as distinctive and instantly recognizable as any in music. From his early days in gospel to his collaborations with Sam Cooke, from The Dick Clark Show at the Hollywood Bowl in 1959 to the opening for The Beatles in 1962…

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Remembering the 1930s in the Greater West Adams Neighborhood

Remembering the 1930s in the Greater West Adams NeighborhoodTurning the calendar back 80 years to the 1930’s, it’s been a joy to reflect on my early years in our house on West Blvd, (just north of Washington). It was a quiet, safe and friendly neighborhood. No gangs, no drugs. Houses were not surrounded by fences. Streets were not…

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Victoria Park

Victoria ParkOne "secret" pocket neighborhood in West Adams and Mid-City is Victoria Park, located just east of the Lowes Midtown. When Victoria Park was established a century ago, Pico Boulevard was 80 feet wide and paved, but it was at urban Los Angeles’ western reaches. The countryside still stretched west of…

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Wellington Square

Wellington Square In 1913 a Los Angeles Times display ad claimed “Undoubtedly, considering location and openings per se, Wellington Square is the choicest offering along Washington and West Adams today.” A little over 100 years later, Wellington Square is still considered one of Los Angeles’ prime neighborhoods. Bordered by West Boulevard. on…

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“Civil Wars, Civil Liberties”

“Civil Wars, Civil Liberties” West Adams Heritage Association's Annual Living History Tour At the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, History Comes to Life on Saturday, September 28, as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty, USC's first female professor, a heroic -- or notorious -- Soldier of Fortune, and a jazz chanteuse who sang with Duke Ellington all perform…

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Thanks For the Memories AMF Midtown Lanes 2013

Thanks For the Memories AMF Midtown Lanes 2013 Photos by Dawn Kirkpatrick    

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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