Often called Los Angeles' first suburb, the hilltop residential area of Angelino Heights lies two miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, near the communities of Echo Park and Silver Lake. The area was planned as a respectable, genteel Victorian neighborhood for Los Angeles' late 19th century upper-middle class. The first designated HPOZ in the city, Angelino Heights contains some of the best remaining examples of Victorian-era architectural styles in Los Angeles, as well as later examples of Craftsman and Mission Revival styles. Located within the HPOZ, the 1300 block of Carroll Avenue is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains the highest concentration of 19th century Victorian homes in Los Angeles.
The Angelino Heights HPOZ Board, comprised of local stakeholders with expertise in building, architecture, preservation and real estate, meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, though meetings are canceled if there are no business items to discuss. Meetings take place at 534 East Edgware Road, Los Angeles, CA 90062. Agendas for HPOZ meetings can be found here.
For any questions or to schedule a review of a proposed project within this HPOZ, please contact Michelle Levy of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 978-1198, or Michelle.Levy@lacity.org , and fill out the HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist.