On May 29, our Councilmember for the 4th District, Tom LaBonge, joined members of our community to celebrate the designation of Boulevard Heights as a National Register Historic District. Boulevard Heights is the two blocks of Bronson Avenue between 9th and Wilshire. Our own Robby O'Donnell was instrumental in completing the National Register District application, with assistance from Jennifer Trotoux of the Architectural Resources Group.
The residents of Boulevard Heights funded the vetting of the National Register District application, and the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council provided matching funds through their Neighborhood Purposes Grant program.
The designation was confirmed by the State of California in September 2012. With the help of our Councilmember, 4 signs were installed along the section of Bronson which is Boulevard Heights. The signs were "unveiled" on May 29 along with a breakfast reception at the home of Robby O'Donnell and Guy Shaw.
Thank you to all of Wilshire Park, for your support, and in particular, thank you to the residents of Boulevard Heights and all who attended the reception.