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2019 Chronicle sealed for posterity, or 99 years on

2019 Chronicle sealed for posterity, or 99 years on

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The April 2019 issue of the Larchmont Chronicle has been sealed for posterity or at least another 99 years, give or take. Alysoun Higgins hid the copy inside the walls of her 1911 Craftsman home in the Wilton Historic District. She was inspired by two nearly-100-year-old newspapers she discovered when remodeling her master bathroom — […]

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Around the Town: Irving Boulevard home’s 100th fêted, history celebrated, puppy love at ‘Dogs!’

Around the Town: Irving Boulevard home’s 100th fêted, history celebrated, puppy love at ‘Dogs!’

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Come celebrate the centennial birthday of our house,” said the invitation from Suz and Peter Landay. So, 110 neighbors, family and friends flocked to their Irving Boulevard lair for an open house party Aug. 10. There were champagne cocktails, skewers of artisan cheeses, butterscotch cupcakes and great conversation about shared memories of the gatherings at […]

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Around the Town: Rancho LaBrea founding fêted in Ahmanson family’s garden

Around the Town: Rancho LaBrea founding fêted in Ahmanson family’s garden

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over 150 members and their guests flocked to the Hudson Place home of Bill and Karla Ahmanson for the annual meeting of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) June 23. Celebrating the founding of Rancho LaBrea, the event was held in the couple’s Italian Renaissance garden overlooking the Wilshire Country Club golf course. “Bill […]

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WS-HPHS gathered at H.W. O’Melveny house in May

WS-HPHS gathered at H.W. O’Melveny house in May

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The H.W. O’Melveny house was the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WS-HPHS) venue for a talk by David Silverman May 19. Advertised as “An Afternoon on Architecture,” WS-HPHS president Richard Battaglia and his committee arranged for Silverman of LA House Histories to describe for members and guests the story of pioneer lawyer H.W. O’Melveny’s house, […]

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Tea and history at Bullocks Wilshire with WS-HPHS

Tea and history at Bullocks Wilshire with WS-HPHS

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members and guests of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society can visit Bullocks Wilshire, a former shopping mecca and now a law school, on Sun., Feb. 10 starting at 2 p.m.  The event, at the Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd., will be held in the former Louis XVI salon where, in the 1920s through […]

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‘Legacies of Lucerne’ to open on Society home tour

‘Legacies of Lucerne’ to open on Society home tour

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six houses on South Lucerne Boulevard will be open during the Windsor Square — Hancock Park Historical Society Home Tour on Sun., Oct. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. Entertainment, antique cars, food, refreshments and a silent auction will be offered at the event, “Legacies of Lucerne.” The homes, in Windsor Square between Fourth and […]

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