Past Events

The Holiday Tour & Progressive Dinner was a great success - another sold-out event!

West Adams Heritage Association's
26th Annual Holiday Tour & Progressive Dinner
A Warm Welcome to Wellington Square 
Holidays in the Heart of the City


Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2, 2012

The West Adams Heritage Association extends to you A Warm Welcome to Wellington Square. This gracious neighborhood is a vivid representation of the rapid growth that Los Angeles experienced during the 1920s in the years following the end of "The Great War."

There are a few examples of the wonderful Craftsman homes that were typical of nearby neighborhoods constructed prior to WWI, but most of the homes that grace the broad streets of Wellington Square reflect the eclectic styles of a vibrant young city, with Spanish, Tudor, Norman, and other "Revival" styles throughout the neighborhood.

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Ice Cream Social 2010

Sunday, August 19th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Don Ferguson has graciously opened his garden for us to enjoy one of WAHA's favorite events

1194 West 27th Street, Historic West Adams, 90007 

Please bring something delicious to share with your WAHA neighbors and friends. And contact Suzie Henderson, if you'd like to offer some assistance in putting on this event.

Events@WestAdamsHeritage.org
Phone: 323-392-3900

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The Living History Tour was a Success -- another Sold Out event for WAHA!


West Adams Heritage Association presents
the 22nd Annual Living History Tour at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery

Entertaining Lives

History Comes to Life on Saturday, September 29

Marilyn Monroe’s Grandmother, Buster Keaton’s Cameraman Join Vaudeville and Jazz Age Performers on this Unique Outdoor “Stage”

Flappers, singers, dancers, magicians, and even a celebrity chef –– a host of colorful entertainers rest at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, one of the city's oldest, most historically significant cemeteries.

At this year’s Living History Tour, visitors will “meet” some of Los Angeles’s most interesting early performers and entertainment industry personages as costumed actors, at graveside, portray the lives of a Civil War-era escape artist, a headlining dancer who lost her life in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, a mezzo soprano who fought for civil rights, and a Chinese-American dancer/actor/MC, among other quirky and wonderful characters. 

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Wednesday, July 4,
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2427 S. 4th Avenue

Please don your summer whites or patriotic attire, and join WAHA at our annual 4th of July picnic.

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This is the event where we meet, greet & welcome the more than 50 new households that have joined the WAHA family over this past year.
 
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
7:00 p.m.
2500 10th Avenue
(corner of 25th Street)
 

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Another Successful Tour!

Saturday, June 9, 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Tour grand Victorian era mansions and Queen Anne Cottages alike in oneof West Adams’ oldest neighborhoods, University Park
A century ago, Adams Boulevard was Los Angeles’ Street of Dreams – the main artery of a “Bon Ton District” that included Chester Place, St. James Park and the Belgravia Tract, home to some of the City’s finest residences. For this year’s Annual Spring Homes and Architecture Tour, WAHA invites you to stroll these pathways to yesteryear. This self-guided walking tour will open the doors to a collection of historic buildings that evoke the times and memories of the late 19th century in Los Angeles. Tour visitors may also ramble through the grounds of Chester Place, L.A.’s oldest gated community. Developed in 1899 as an exclusive enclave, these historic mansions are now home to Mount St. Mary’s College.

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WAHA's Annual Preservation Brunch
Sunday, May 6, 2012  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
The Restoration of the Landmark Soriano/Lukens Home
3425 West 27th Street
Jefferson Park
 

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The Tour Was a Great Success -- We Sold Out!
 

The Arts in West Adams – Third Annual Art in Historic Places Tour
Saturday, March 24
 

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Two articles have been published online about this year's 25th Annual Holiday Tour & Progressive Dinner:

From Intersections South LA.org:

“This past weekend, six houses in a West Adams neighborhood opened their doors — and their kitchens — to a parade of visitors celebrating the holidays.

Put together by the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA), the Silver Jubilee offered a self-guided walking tour of the neighborhood, or a docent-led progressive dinner, with each house serving one part of an elegant five-course meal.

In the early afternoon, guests followed brochures printed with addresses and brief summaries of the houses on the tour. Inside each, volunteers guided them from room to room, explaining the history of the house; from the architect who built it to former residents who lived there and renovations undergone to maintain or restore the property. “

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Originally envisioned by George L. Crenshaw as one of the region’s premier real estate tracts before the area even became a part of Los Angeles in 1909, Lafayette Square’s design was based on European cities, inspired to bring a feeling of tradition and graceful style not widely found in a very young Los Angeles.

Crenshaw’s son Charles described the Square, and its central drive, St. Charles Place, as “a ‘Spanish pasear,’ a place where residents could stroll and meet socially.” Over time, Lafayette Square became home to many of Los Angeles’ luminaries including George Pepperdine, Sepulveda family descendent Princess Conchita Pignatelli, Fatty Arbuckle, Alexander Pantages, Norton Simon, boxer Joe Louis, singer Little Richard, and architect Paul R. Williams.

Come with us this holiday season to experience the founder’s vision, as we stroll door to door, and socialize over a sumptuous meal, served one course at a time in each of the lavishly-decorated homes we visit.

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