Adams - Normandie Historic Preservation Overlay Zone
South Los Angeles
Meeting Dates and Time:
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hoover Recreation Center, 1010 W. 25th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006
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.