Lincoln Heights Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Damian Gatto
(213) 847-3677
Community Plan Area(s):

Northeast Los Angeles

Council District(s):
Area Planning Commission(s):

East Los Angeles

Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board:

Meeting Dates and Time:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Meeting Location:
Lincoln Heights Branch Library
2530 Workman St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Current Agenda:East Los Angeles Commissions

Lincoln Heights, subdivided in 1873, is one of Los Angeles’ first residential suburbs. Lincoln Heights was originally named “East Los Angeles” and is located northeast of downtown. To ensure the success of this early community, water pipes were installed at a considerable expense by Dr. John Strolher Griffin, William H. Workman, and John Gates Downey. In 1876, Griffin and Downey established one of the city’s first streetcar lines to connect the East Los Angeles subdivision with downtown. Houses in Lincoln Heights vary in architecture and include examples of Victorian-era, Arts and Crafts, and Period Revival styles. The majority of residences were not architect-designed, but builder/contractor or homeowner constructed, and housed working- and middle-class families. The Lincoln Heights HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2004.


Preservation Plan
Citywide HPOZ Ordinance
District Ordinance



Application Information