Do You Live in an HPOZ?

United Neighborhoods has 5 and a half "Historic Preservation Overlay Zones" (HPOZs) in our neighborhood council. 

As such, it is always important to know that the Planning Department publishes a handy guide to maintaining historic properties (pdf), with tips on how to clean stucco or repair the sash cord in an old window, and a friendly reminder not to paint your lovely old house hot pink with purple polka dots.

Whether or not you need such practical advice, the guide provides a whirlwind tour through LA's many historic styles, and is worth a look if you're curious to know what distinguishes Victorian doors from Craftsman doors (width and placement), or the benefits of a "Hollywood driveway."

Another important resource in our communities is West Adams Heritage Association.