Adding to our debut of West Adams area Plans, we are pleased to provide the Harvard Heights Preservation Plan for your review. A public hearing for this plan (as well as Adams-Normandie, West Adams Terrace and Western Heights) has been scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 2010. There will be an informational open house that begins at 6:00 P.M. and the official public hearing will begin at 7:00 P.M. The hearing will be located at the field office of Councilman Herb Wesson, District 10, at 1819 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, Ca 90006 (it’s easier to enter from Manhattan Place).
Provided below is a copy of the Notice of Public Hearing that will be sent out in the mail shortly and a copy of the Draft Preservation Plan (a large file!). Both are PDF files, so you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader or another similar application to be able to open the files.
Harvard Heights HPOZ is predominantly characterized by two-story Craftsman-style residences built from 1902 to 1908. The large and somewhat grand scale of architecture is due to a land covenant that stipulated that houses built within the tract cost more than $2,500, a substantial sum at the turn of the century. The location of the only existing Greene and Greene designed house in the city of Los Angeles, the neighborhood also features the work of the famous Heineman brothers as well as notable West Adams architect Frank Tyler. The HPOZ boundaries include modest commercial buildings located along the edges of the neighborhood.