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Wilshire Park HPOZ

Wilshire Park was designated a Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) on November 5, 2008.

Located west of downtown Los Angeles, Wilshire Park has maintained a high degree of historic integrity. Wilshire Park grew quickly after its first house appeared in 1907, spurred by the expansion of the downtown business district, new choices in methods of transportation, the development of Wilshire Boulevard, social change precipitated by war, and a speculative boom in the late 1910s and early 1920s. By 1926, there was a home on almost every lot. The houses vary in architectural styles, ranging from the early 20th century Craftsman, Prairie, and Mediterranean derivatives to Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Los Angeles' largest collection of Dutch Colonial Revival. The Wilshire Park HPOZ also includes a range of housing types, from large two-story homes with expensive improvements to one-story bungalows. 


Wilshire Park HPOZ Board meets virtually on the first and third Wednesday of every month, and is part of a shared Board that includes Windsor Village, Country Club Park, and Oxford Square ("The Quadruplets"). The public is invited to dial into the meetings.


  • More information on HPOZs

  • Wilshire Park Preservation Plan

  • Our Planner is Suki Gershenohrn,

    • Please contact Suki before undertaking any exterior modifications to your property.

    • Many projects, such as paint and routine repairs that impact the exterior, can be approved with simple email contact with Amanda, though projects may require Board review and some larger may require a Certificate of Appropriateness or Certificate of Compatibility, and may incur fees. Please contact Amanda for more specific information.

Information above has been provided by Los Angeles City Planning website along with the Wilshire Park Association.

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