The West Adams Heritage Association is very pleased to have participated in the effort by Curbed LA to determine this year’s Neighborhood of the Year! WAHA acknowledges that we were but one small cog in this exercise, and recognizes that this “win” is really a reflection of the enthusiasm and interaction of our friends and neighbors throughout the Historic West Adams District.read more...
Another Sucessful Holiday Tour!
WAHA’s Holiday Progressive Dinner Tour set to explore a new neighborhood!
New residents are flocking to what was originally called the C.V. Hall Tract, located between Western and Normandie Avenues, making it one of the most vital neighborhoods in the Historic West Adams District. For 29 years now, WAHA has been sharing a unique holiday tradition by blending a historic architecture tour with a progressive dinner party. Guests will enjoy a different course at each of the houses along the tour’s route.read more...
Saturday, July 4
11:30 am - 3 pm
1821 S. Victoria Ave (Lafayette Square)
Please don your patriotic best (red, white, and/or blue), and join WAHA at our annual All-American 4th of July party and picnic. Our host is WAHA Board member Jean Cade.
Food. Fun. Music, activities for the kids and good cheer for the whole family. This year, it is a pool party (with lifeguard), so you are welcome to bring/wear swimming attire.
As always, Wa-hot dogs (and hamburgers) will be on the grill, cold drinks are on the house, and the Potluck Picnic IS ON YOU — please bring salads, main dishes, desserts, or fruits to share. (Each adult should try to bring enough for 10 people, and let's avoid food that will melt on a summer day! If you prefer a different meat, please bring it already cooked.)
We hope to see you on July 4th!read more...
The Heights of Elegance Tour Was A Great Success!
It was a beautiful June day in West Adams Heights, and a beautiful day for West Adams Heritage, when well over 600 people toured four historic residences plus the Greater Page Temple Church of God in Christ (originally the West Adams Heights Methodist Episcopal Church, designed by architect John C. Austin) on Saturday, June 6, raising more than $14,000 for historic preservation.
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, May 25
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Sunday, April 19, 4-7 p.m.
1703 Virginia Rd. (Lafayette Square)
It’s time for WAHA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections at the historic Italian Revival McCoy Residence in Lafayette Square –– don’t miss your chance to see this special home.
The Annual Meeting will include a membership Q&A, and, of course, WAHA Board elections. This is a potluck and your homemade dishes are welcome, but we also encourage you to consider supporting your local West Adams businesses by bringing a favorite dish from a local eaterie.read more...
Celebrate Our Volunteers on Sunday, January 11, 3-7 p.m.
3641 Homeway Drive (View Park, 90008)
For WAHA’s annual After-the-Holidays celebration, we have a special treat: the party will be held at the wonderful Spanish Revival home of WAHA member Martha Bringas. This is the event at which WAHA says Thank You to all of its members and friends who have supported our efforts with theirs.
Deck the Halls with Guacamole
Excited about the upcoming holidays? The following events should begin to get you there. Los Angeles has become such a place of wonder and possibility—with great attention to art, architecture, music, dance, and a new overall appreciation of our historic underpinnings, not just here in West Adams but the city over (Manhattan Beach has a historic society—it’s a wonderful world) that it’s rewarding and in fact important to get out there and partake of the excellence going on. You will be inspired and motivated to get your own creative endeavor back on track, in time for the New Year!
Another Successful Holiday Tour!
WAHA is pleased to invite you to launch the Holiday Season with a bit of “Merrymaking in Kinney Heights.”
Prepaid Reservations are required for the Holiday Tour & Progressive Dinner:
With the popularity of this year’s tour, only two Saturday tours still have seats available.
Saturday 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 6 Docent-led tours,
3:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m. (SOLD OUT), 4:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT), 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, December 7 Docent-led tours (SOLD OUT)
$90 per person
WAHA Members (limit to 2, please) $80 each
The Holiday Tour & Progressive Dinner lasts about three hours. No high heels, please.read more...