Adams - Normandie Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Micaela Torres-Gil
(213) 847-3691
Community Plan Area(s):

South Los Angeles

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

South Los Angeles

Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board:

Meeting Dates and Time:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Location:
Forthman House, 2801 S. Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Current Agenda:South Los Angeles Commissions

At the turn of the 20th century the West Adams–Normandie area was one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious communities. Subdivided in 1902 by eminent Pasadena developer and builder George W. Stimson, the location attracted many socially prominent individuals seeking suburban ambiance adjacent to the downtown area. Percy H. Clark, one of the primary real estate developers of Beverly Hills, built many of the custom homes in the neighborhood, including his own residence on Van Buren Place. Overall, the architecture of the HPOZ represents the transition from Victorian era styles of the late 1800s to the Arts and Crafts aesthetic of the early 1900s. Adams-Normandie features several large groupings of Shingle and Craftsman style residences. The Van Buren Place Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the heart of the HPOZ. The Adams-Normandie HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2000.


  • Preservation Plan

  • Citywide HPOZ Ordinance

  • District Ordinance


  • Maps

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