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

SOLD OUT – NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE

THE WINDSOR SQUARE – HANCOCK PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

HISTORIC GILMORE ADOBE

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
ADRIAN SCOTT FINE
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)

SOLD OUT!!!

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 juanitakempe@gmail.com

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

Name(s)____________________________________________________________

Address____________________________________________________________

Email______________________________________________
Phone________________

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
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 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

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.