Watts Tower Tour

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society

Invites you to tour the
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




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

Batchelder Tour – 10/7/2016

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society

has arranged a tour of the Batchelder Tile Exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History

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Friday, October 7, 2016 10:30 am

Meet at the Museum located at 470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena – free parking We will divide into two groups one led by the Director of Collections – Laura Verlaque and The other by the curator of the exhibit – Elizabeth Smalley

“Ernest A. Batchelder (1875-1957) – built a kiln behind his house overlooking the Arroyo Seco and entered the business of creating hand-crafted art tiles. The tiles were hugely popular, and by the 1920’s, Batchelder’s tiles could be found in homes and buildings across the United States.”
You may be familiar with the fountain at the Pasadena Playhouse

If you wish to join a group of us for a no host lunch after the tour, we will meet at

Marston’s, 151 East Walnut Street, Pasadena

If you live in a home with a Batchelder fireplace please bring a photo to share. Reservations are limited to the first 40 paid responses.

Tickets – $20.00 per member – non-members $25. Checks must be received by October 1st

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



This year’s theme was Living Alfresco!

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Sunday, May 1, 2016   

This year’s Annual Garden Tour and Party featured elegant outdoor entertainment areas in beautiful gardens of this historic neighborhood.

It was a self-guided walking tour of six private gardens on Irving Boulevard between Third Street & Wilshire Boulevard in Windsor Square including Getty House, the residence of The Mayor, Eric Garcetti.  We were proud  to  honor Amy Elaine Wakeland, our First Lady.

Hundreds of people came from far and wide to enjoy strolling through the magnificent gardens,  tasting wine and small bites in each of the gardens.