2017 Annual Meeting

Please RSVP EARLY!  

  ***SUNDAY JUNE 25 @3:00pm-7:00pm 

    2017 Annual Meeting

   Join Us For Dinner & Drinks At The Home Of Bob & Brenda Cooke

  ***Tickets: Members $25 – $30 Guests

   RSVP -> Email: WSHPHS@gmail.com or CALL: 323-401-9152

***Mail your checks to: WSHPHS 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #135, Los Angeles CA 90004 or use the paypal button below

 


Tickets




Villa Guasti Tour

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society

Invites you to tour the
Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
(AKA) the Guasti/Busby Berkeley Villa

3500 W. Adams Blvd. – Los Angeles, CA 90018
Sunday, May 21, 2017
@12 noon-1:00pm 

(2:00pm Tour is SOLD OUT!) 
This is about a one hour tour of the Villa and then a stroll in the garden

Street Parking


The mansion was built between 1910—1914 by Secundo Guasti, an Italian immigrant who owned the world’s largest winery at the time. In 1937 Busby Berkeley, famed Hollywood director and choreographer, bought the Villa adding an additional touch of glamour to the property’s history. In 1990, the building was declared a Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Monument.


After the second tour how about meditating more at:

El Cholo for Margaritas and Guacamole
1121 S. Western Ave. — South of Olympic

Tickets $15 per member – non-members $20. Please RSVP by May 12, 2017.

(CONTACT #310-729-2697)

Only money saves your space! No checks or cash accepted on the day of the tour

I/We will attend. Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $_______for #___members #___ non-members.
Noon tour_______________ 2pm Tour___________________

Name(s)__________________________________________________
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Please make check payable to WS-HPHS.

Mail to: 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #135, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Watts Tower Tour

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society

Invites you to tour the
WATTS TOWERS
Friday, April 28, 2017
Meet at 11 am
1727 East 107th Street, Los Angeles

The Watts Towers consist of nine major sculptures constructed of structural steel and covered with mortar and pieces of pottery – the work of one man, Simon Rodia, over a 34-year period.

The Towers are on the National Register of Historic Places, are a National Historic Landmark, a State of California Historic Park and a City of Los Angeles Cultural Monument.

Because this may be hard to find, we suggest that you carpool with  someone with GPS.  We will have some carpools meeting at Judy Zeller’s home at 10 am – 250 S. Lucerne Boulevard.  It is 20 miles from our neighborhood on the 110 Freeway, exit Century Boulevard.

At the site we will have donuts and lemonade waiting for you.  There are no good lunch places nearby.  Please RSVP to juanitakempe@gmail.com if you wish to attend or want to be in our carpool.

Bring with $7 if you are not a senior and $3 if you are senior -cash or check only.  There are two buildings with art shows and an ongoing short movie to see.

Saint Sophia tour and Lunch

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society
Has arranged a special tour

Why travel to Europe when you can see a Greek Orthodox Cathedral right in LA – Saint Sophia

Meet at the Cathedral 1324 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, 90006

The cathedral is patterned after Saint Sophia of Constantinople. The architecture reflects the influences of both the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods.

Friday, February 24, 2017 10:30 am.

When Charles P. Skouras and his brothers, Spyros & George, were still trying to get ahead in Hollywood Charles made a vow that he would build the most majestic cathedral if God would grant him success in show business. He became head of Fox West Coast.

If you wish to join a group of us for a no host lunch after the tour, we will meet at Papa Cristos 2771 West Pico – across the street from the Cathedral – free parking at both places.

Tickets $15 per member – non-members $20. Checks must be received by February 17th

I/We will attend. Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $_______for #___members #___ non-members

Name(s)_______________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________________

E-mail_________________________________________________Phone___________________

Please make check payable to WS-HPHS. Mail to 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #135, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Click here for St. Sophia Tour PDF

Proceeds from Garden Tour donated to landscape Wilshire Police Station

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The Society’s Garden Tour in May of this year generated $17,450 which was donated to the First-In Fire Foundation for re-landscaping at the Wilshire Police Station on Venice Boulevard.  Above, Judy Zeller presents the check to Lyn MacEwen Cohen, President of First-In Fire Foundation. The donation is one of numerous gifts to local fire stations, schools and area beautification projects that the society has made over the years.

The Ambassador Hotel Landmark Award is returned to Historical Society

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The Historical Society Landmark Award #10 presented to the Ambassador Hotel in 1981 has come full circle!  The framed photo of the iconic hotel (now the site of the Robert F. Kennedy School) was rescued from the hotel prior to demolition by Hank Lindsey, a former employee.  Mr. Lindsey is now downsizing and gave the award to the L.A. Conservancy who returned it to the Society.