Please join us at the Howard/Nagin Residence
A Paul Williams designed home from 1929
146 S. Fuller Ave. Sunday, December 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Admission: Members $25
New Members (who joined in 2018) are Complimentary. Email us at to RSVP.

QUESTIONS? Please email
CELL  323  422  7886

Tickets are sold out. We look forward to seeing you there.



Wilshire Blvd Temple Tour


Wilshire Blvd. Temple / Photography by Tom Bonner.


3663 Wilshire Boulevard
Sunday, November 4th at 9:45AM

Wilshire Boulevard Temple, known from 1862 to 1933 as Congregation B’nai B’rith, is the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles. In it’s main building, it’s sanctuary is topped by a large Byzantine revival dome and decorated with interior murals. Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Please pay by check and send in the form below with your name as it appears on your driver’s license or passport – which ever you are bringing the day of the tour. If you are bringing another person we need that name as it appears on their ID.

The cost for WS-HPHS members is $15. The price for a guest is $20. You may pay by check by printing and filling out our form below or with Paypal with a small service fee.

* Your check must be in our PO Box by October 30th so that we can give a list of names to the temple. No exceptions.

Temple Tour Tickets

For the safety and security of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple community, all visitors are required to pass through security check points at all entrances to the Temple. Please allow extra time for this process.

Bring your ID* (name has to be the same as you gave us). Upon arrival, each attendee will be given a Visitor sticker which is to be worn for the duration of the tour. Tours last approximately one hour. Visitors will be escorted to the exit at the conclusion of the tour. Be prepared to climb and descend stairs.

Parking: The temple parking lot entrance is on the east side of Hobart Blvd. which is north of Wilshire Blvd. and south of 6th Street.

NOTE: Please drive north on Hobart from Wilshire and turn right into the parking structure – there is NO left turn into the parking structure.

Click here to download and flyer/print form

I/We will attend. Enclosed is my/our check(s) for $___________ for #____________members #____________non-members.
Name #1 _______________________________________________

Please print (on reverse side) additional guests as their names appear on their o cial ID*

Your address___________________________________
E-mail___________________________ Do not include this check with that of any other event*

Please make check(s) payable to WS-HPHS. Mail to: 137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #125, L.A. 90004

You are invited to the HISTORIC GILMORE ADOBE – 2018 WSHPHS Annual Meeting



Cordially invites everyone to attend its 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
in celebration of its forty-second year

Sunday, June 24, 2018


Including a rare opportunity to a guided tour
(The Adobe is usually not open to the public)
Located between the Farmers Market and The Grove off of Gilmore Lane

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Installation of New Officers, Trustees and Business Meeting

Guest Speaker
Director of Advocacy for the L.A. Conservancy
“Saving CBS”

Immediately following the speaker, enjoy a
Bar B’Q dinner, including beverages, wine and dessert
Members and their guests $45.00; Non-members $60.00
Reservations are required by June 18th via Paypal (with a small service fee) or Check
(For pdf of check form, invitation and map to print click here)


Parking Instructions:

For easiest parking enter the Grove through the Fairfax entrance

Between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street ( on Farmers Market Place) and park in either the Farmers Market or the North Market Parking Lot. Walk on Farmers Market Place towards the Grove parking structure.

Gilmore Adobe is located between Wood Ranch Barbecue and Umami Burger. We hope to have balloons to make finding the location easier.

The Gilmore Adobe will be behind a brown fence before you get to the Grove Parking Structure (on the North side of the street) .

We have 100 free validation passes. Please remember to ask for one.


Please join us for a private viewing of the FIDM Costume Gallery

Please join the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society

For a private tour of costumes from such films as Beauty and the Beast, Phantom Thread and Wonder Woman

Friday, March 9, 2018

Meet in front of the FIDM Museum by 10:30 AM

Some car-pooling is available from Judy Zeller’s house at

250 S. Lucerne – we will be leaving no later than 9:30

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is located at 919 S. Grand Avenue

The parking lot is on 9th Street – just before Grand. That lot fills up quickly. You may have to look for surrounding lots.

After the tour we have chosen El Cholo Downtown to have a no host lunch.

1037 S. Flower Street – The Museum is one block north of Olympic. The restaurant is one block south of Olympic.

For questions send an e-mail to

Tickets $15 per member – non members $20. Checks must be received by March 5th

You may pay by Paypal or by printing and mailing in the form below with your check. 

Museum Tour Tickets

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. #125, 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