"A Walk in the Park" -- a tour of Historic Victoria Park

 Walk in the Park graphic

Another successful Tour!

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, West Adams Heritage Association will open the doors for a tour of five grand houses in the historic Victoria Park neighborhood (often called “Victoria Circle”).

Victoria Park Circle

Victoria Park opened in 1907, well beyond the city limits, west of Crenshaw Boulevard. A group of well-connected investors were determined to make Victoria Park a rival to other elegant, exclusive residential developments. The tract was laid out in an oval, making it very distinctive, and the lot numbers were the addresses, a model that was used a few years later in nearby Fremont Place. Wide roadways and sidewalks, elaborate street lights, and hundreds of trees were some of the amenities that created a desirable residential park. Among the noted architects who worked in Victoria Park were Frank M. Tyler, Train & Williams, Frederick Noonan, and Garrett & Bixby. The architecture reflects a variety of styles, including Craftsman, Tudor, and Mediterranean Revival. This beautiful community is still an oasis in the midst of the city.

Ticket Prices:

WAHA Members and General Public $35 

Tickets will be held at check-in at 4325 Victoria Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90019; please include an e-mail address or phone number for confirmation.

Tickets purchased on the day by cash or check (w/ valid ID) only. The last tickets will be sold at 1:30 PM. Houses will close promptly at 4:00 PM, so tour goers are encouraged to start as early as possible in order to see and enjoy all five properties. This is a walking tour, and the homes are clustered within easy strolling distance of each other. Please: no high heels or interior photography.

You can also purchase advance tickets by mail. Send a check made payable to “WAHA” to:
       WAHA “Victoria Park” Tour
       2263 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Tickets will be held at check-in; please include an e-mail address or phone number for confirmation.

Tour proceeds will benefit WAHA’s preservation fund, to advance preservation activities in the West Adams District, including Historic-Cultural Monument nominations, Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) expansions, preservation advocacy, and cultural heritage educational programs.