Country Club Park, Los Angeles

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Country Club Park
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Country Club Park signage located at Crenshaw Boulevard immediately north of Pico Boulevard
Country Club Park signage located at Crenshaw Boulevard immediately north of Pico Boulevard
Country Club Park is located in Los Angeles
Country Club Park
Country Club Park
Location within Central Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°03′04″N 118°19′19″W / 34.0511512°N 118.3218523°W / 34.0511512; -118.3218523Coordinates: 34°03′04″N 118°19′19″W / 34.0511512°N 118.3218523°W / 34.0511512; -118.3218523
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
Time zone Pacific
Zip Code 90019
Area code(s) 323


Country Club Park is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.


Geography

Country Club Park is bounded by Olympic Boulevard on the north, Crenshaw Boulevard on the west, Pico Boulevard on the south, and Western Avenue on the east. [1][2] It is located within the larger Arlington Heights district.

Country Club Park is partially gated; three streets that intersect Pico Boulevard are closed to through-traffic.

The gated streets of Country Club Park
Pico Boulevard & Wilton Place
Pico Boulevard & Gramercy Place
Pico Boulevard & St.Andrews Place

History

The name Country Club Park refers to the area's previous use. In 1897, The Los Angeles Golf Club established a 9-hole course called the Windmill Links at Pico and Alvarado Street. Overcrowding inspired the organizers to move west and in 1899, the club moved to the corner of Pico and Western (the area that is now Country Club Park). The course remained there until 1910, at which time it moved to Holmby Hills. [1]

After The Los Angeles Golf Club moved west, Isaac Milbank, with partner George Chase, subdivided the property for mostly large homes and mansions. Country Club Park matured in the 1920s and homes were constructed in the latest architectural styles: Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Colonial Revival and Mediterranean Revival.

In 2010, the neighborhood was designated a Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone because of the large number of intact buildings dating back to the earliest phases of Los Angeles’ development.[3]


Parks and Recreation

Country Club Park Heritage Plaza is located at 1015 South Wilton Place. [4] It has a Children's Play Area, Picnic Tables, and a Walking Path.

Filming

1120 Winchester Place in
Country Club Park[5]

The pilot episode of American Horror Story was shot on location in a house in Country Club Park.[6] The home served as the haunted house and crime scene in the series.

Designed and built in 1902 by Alfred Rosenheim, the president of the American Institute of Architects' Los Angeles chapter, the Collegiate Gothic-style single family home is located at 1120 Winchester Place. The home was previously used as a convent.[5] An adjoining chapel was removed from exterior shots using CGI.[7]

After the pilot episode, filming continued on sets constructed to be an exact replica of the house.[8] Details such as Lewis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows, and hammered bronze light fixtures, were re-created to preserve the look of the house.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.laweekly.com/news/los-angeles-urban-country-club-park-has-stately-homes-8336385
  2. ^ The Thomas Guide, 2006, page 633
  3. ^ Preservation.lacity.org: Country Club Park HPOZ; with Survey Map, Adopting Ordinance, and Preservation Plan links.
  4. ^ "Country Club Park Heritage Plaza". L.A. Department of Parks & Recreation. Los Angeles. 
  5. ^ a b c Keeps, David A. (October 31, 2011). "Set Pieces: The haunted house of 'American Horror Story'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kudler, Adrian Glick (October 4, 2011). "American Horror Story Gave Alfred Rosenheim House in Country Club Park an Early Halloween Costume". Curbed.com. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ Dos Santos, Kristin (January 27, 2012). "The American Horror Story House Is on the Market for How Much? Come Take a Tour Inside!". E! Online. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Chaney, Jen (October 5, 2011). "Connie Britton on 'American Horror Story,' 'Friday Night Lights' and what she learned from Rob Zombie". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
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