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.
The Harvard Heights HPOZ Board, comprised of local stakeholders with expertise in building, architecture, preservation and real estate, meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, though meetings are canceled if there are no business items to discuss. Meetings take place at 1821 Westmoreland Boulevard (2 blocks east of Western Avenue), Los Angeles, CA 90006. Agendas for HPOZ meetings can be found here.
NEWS: The five-member Harvard Heights HPOZ Board currently has three vacanct positions, and we are looking for qualified candidates. The vacant positions would be appointed by the Councilman Wesson, the Cultural Heritage Commission and the HPOZ Board respectively. Candidates should have some expertise in construction, real estate, preservation or design and must be stakeholders from Harvard Heights. Spanish and/or Korean speakers are highly desired. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Craig Weber in the Office of Historic Resources.
Text adapted from description prepared by the Los Angeles Conservancy
For any questions or to schedule a review of a proposed project within this HPOZ, please contact Steven Wechsler of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 978-1391, or firstname.lastname@example.org.