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

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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.

Larchmont Family Fair

On Sunday, October 30, we had a booth at the Larchmont Family Fair.  Many children lined up to spin the wheel, answer questions regarding local history and places of interest for a chance to win a DVD, generously donated by Paramount Studios.  It was a wonderful opportunity to interact with our local community and spread the word about the Historical Society.img_0763img_076420161110_180756-220161030_13111820161030_13122220161030_122116