The Windsor Square-Hancock Park  Historical Society

has arranged a private talk and tour of the International Bird Rescue Facility in San Pedro. This is an organization that helped to save the oiled birds from the Exxon Valdez spill, the explosion of Deepwater Horizon as well as many other disasters. They have rehabilitated many birds that have needed desperate help. You will hear about all this on our special day.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 in the morning

3601 S. Gaffey Street – San Pedro, CA 90731


Free parking at the site – there is a long drive down the driveway


The WS/HPHS will be making a donation to the Facility. They do not need any Dawn soap but could use your old towels, pillow cases and sheets for bedding. No holes in them please – so the birds will not get their feet stuck.

If you wish to wander over to the Marine Mammal Rescue site next door – please do. They have baskets on the outside of the enclosures for donations. This is where you will see rescued seals and sea lions.

We will provide suggestions for places to have lunch at the site.

For questions send an e-mail to

Tickets $20 per member, children $10 – non-members $25. Checks must be received by October 9th


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




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


Beautiful Homes Tour 2017



Join the WSHPHS
Sunday, September 17th, 2017 
From 12 pm to 4 pm

Come join us for a rare tour of restored St. Andrews Place homes built in the early 1900s featuring Craftsman architecture.

Enjoy Food and refreshments, Antique Cars, Guest Speakers, Entertainment.

Tickets will be held at check-in on St. Andrews Place & 2nd Street.

Parking is available all day at the St. Brendan’s School parking lot on Manhattan Place between 2nd and 3rd.

There is also parking at St. Brendan’s Church parking lot at 3rd and Wilton from 1:00 to 4:00

Sorry, the homes on the tour are not handicap accessible.
Photography of the homes will not be allowed
Please wear flat shoes with soft soles

$40 for General Public
$30 for Members
Full time students 23 and under with ID $20

Children under 12 Free
**Full year membership at the discounted rate of $25 + ticket $55**
(Plus $3.00 handling fee for each ticket if using paypal)
Credit Cards and Cash will be accepted at the event as well.

**Special membership incentive with purchase of a full price ticket available on the website or in person on the day of the event. New Members and Individuals Only.**

Ticket Prices

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: 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



Villa Guasti Tour 2017

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___________________

Email_____________________________ Phone___________________

Please make check payable to WS-HPHS.

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

Watts Tower Tour 2017

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 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 2017

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.