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

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
THE H.W. O’MELVENY HOUSE in Windsor Square was the setting for a Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society “Afternoon on Architecture.” Shown, from left, are David Silverman, Richard Battaglia, Brian Curran and Kevin MacLellan.

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, moved from the Westlake neighborhood to Windsor Square in 1930. Hosts for the afternoon were the property’s current stewards, homeowners Brian Curran and Kevin MacLellan.

Coming next for the society, Eleanor Schrader, an award-winning educator, author and historical design consultant, will speak on the evolution of Mediterranean design at the 43rd annual meeting of the WS-HPHS at Bill and Karla Ahmanson’s home in Hancock Park Sun., June 23 at 3 p.m.

The meeting will include an election of trustees and officers and a presentation of historic / cultural and education awards.

One of the structures receiving a historical / cultural award is the former Scottish Rite Temple, now the home of the Marciano Foundation Museum on Wilshire. The other is a home on Fuller Avenue designed by Paul R. Williams.

In addition, an education award is being presented to Rebecca Hutchinson, Lindsey Sterman and Heather Boylston, founders of Larchmont Charter School.  

Supper will be served following the program. Tickets are $45 for members; $50 for non-members. For reservations, go to

James Ellroy comes to
Windsor Square

Meet James Ellroy, author of “The Black Dahlia” and “L.A. Confidential,” at the historic H.W. O’Melveny home of Brian Curran and Kevin MacLellan in Windsor Square. Hosted by them as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Review of Books, the event is Thurs., June 13. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets start at $300 for dinner and conversation. For more information, contact Jessica Kubinee at 323-952-3950 or

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