Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society at Gilmore Adobe

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

HISTORIC ADOBE was site of WSHPHS annual meeting.

The Historic Gilmore Adobe was the star of the annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society (WSHPHS) annual meeting last month.  The gathering marked the local society’s 41st year.

A rare guided tour of the historic Farmers Market-adjacent site included the house, grounds, orchard and even chickens.

Adrian Scott Fine, director of advocacy for the Los Angeles Conservancy, was guest speaker. He talked about “Saving CBS” — an appropriate subject because that historic mid-century modern television production complex is just north of the garden wall where he was speaking.

WSHPHS officers installed for the coming year included Richard Battaglia as president and officers Damona Hoffman, Myrna Robin Gintel, Carol Wertheim and Fluff McLean.

This year’s winner of the socety’s 2018 Hsitoric Landmark Award for Respectful Renovation was Hollywood El Centro, an affordable housing project that includes restored 1920s bungalows on DeLongpre Ave.

Councilman David Ryu told the attendees that he not only enjoys WSHPHS events, but also is proud to be a member. He also stated his appreciation for Henry Hilty and the A.F. Gilmore Company for being generous and supportive community members.

Historic Gilmore Adobe

The historic Gilmore Adobe, winner of the society’s 1978 Landmark Award, is located between the Farmers Market and The Grove at Third and Fairfax. It was built in 1852. Arthur Gilmore purchased the house and 256 surrounding acres in 1880. The adobe has been converted to the A.F. Gilmore Company administrative offices.

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