Hancock Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Suki Gershenhorn
(213) 847-3675
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Meeting Dates and Time:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month; 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Location:
Marlborough School, 250 S Rossmore Ave
Current Agenda:Central Los Angeles Commissions

Hancock Park, located in the eastern portion of the original Rancho La Brea area, was purchased by Major Henry Hancock in 1863. The residential subdivision of Hancock Park was developed by Major Hancock’s son, G. Allan Hancock, in the 1920s. Outstanding architects of the era designed the palatial two-story, single family residences in various Period Revival styles (including Tudor Revival, English Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Monterey Revival, and American Colonial Revival) for influential members of Los Angeles society. The vast majority of the residences are set back 50 feet from the street, as insisted upon by G. Allan Hancock, and include side driveways generally leading though a porte cochere to a rear garage. Past prominent Hancock Park residents have included millionaire Howard Hughes, entertainers Mae West and Nat King Cole, Broadway Department Store magnate Arthur Letts, Jr., and architect William Pereira. The Hancock Park HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2008.


Preservation Plan
Citywide HPOZ Ordinance
District Ordinance



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