South Carthay Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Deborah McGill
(213) 682-6369
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Meeting Dates and Time:
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month; 6pm - 8pm
Meeting Location:
Temple Beth Am, Kopelove Hall, 1039 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Current Agenda:Central Los Angeles Commissions

South Carthay HPOZ is located on the site of the former vegetable fields for Ralph’s Market. Residential development in the area began during the early 1930s. Almost half of the single-family dwellings in South Carthay were designed and built by Greek developer Spyros George Ponty, who built homes throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Ponty and other contractors constructed homes in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The characteristic use of low-pitched red tile roofs, arched doors and windows, and smooth stucco exterior finishes provides visual continuity and cohesiveness to the neighborhood. South Carthay residences are exceptional for their quality construction, skilled craftsmanship, decorative detailing, and individuality — no two homes are exactly alike. The South Carthay HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 1985.


Preservation Plan
Citywide HPOZ Ordinance
District Ordinance (158844)
District Ordinance (160152)



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