LOS ANGELES CONSERVANCY
LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOS ANGELES CITY ARCHIVES
LOS ANGELES CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
OFFICE OF HISTORIC RESOURCES
The El Sereno Historical Society is working towards a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in El Sereno, as well as in getting individual homes and buildings to be recognized as Historic. Most of the homes around and near Huntington Drive were built between the 1910-1930s. While these homes are distinct in the sense that they are not the big, Victorian style homes so often considered historic, none-the-less, these working class homes are unique. The fact that these working-class homes in El Sereno are from the same time period in which the larger and more recognized homes were made, is what makes them not only historic, but quite special as well. El Sereno holds the distinction of being a working class community that has retained many of it's working class homes, some of which date back to the 1890s.
The next big housing explosion took place between the mid-1940s and 1950s. Most of these homes were built on or around the hills of El Sereno. These homes might also be historic, being that after 50 years a building can gain historic recognition. The above links are here for you to get informed on the different requirements and guidelines for homes and buildings to be considered historic landmarks.
We will be adding more information and updates about our progress as we move this project along. If you have any questions or would like to be involved in the process, please contact us at our e-mail: Info@ElSerenoHistoricalSociety.org