Village Green, Los Angeles

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Baldwin Hills Village
Village Green Signage.jpg
Village Green Signage located at the intersection of Rodeo Road and Hauser Street
Village Green, Los Angeles is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Village Green, Los Angeles
Village Green, Los Angeles is located in California
Village Green, Los Angeles
Village Green, Los Angeles is located in the US
Village Green, Los Angeles
Location Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°01′11″N 118°21′39″W / 34.01972°N 118.36083°W / 34.01972; -118.36083Coordinates: 34°01′11″N 118°21′39″W / 34.01972°N 118.36083°W / 34.01972; -118.36083
Built 1942
Architect Clarence Stein; Reginald D. Johnson; et al.
Architectural style Other, Modern Movement
NRHP reference # 93000269
LAHCM # 174
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 1, 1993[1]
Designated NHLD January 3, 2001[2]
Designated LAHCM May 4, 1977

Village Green, originally named Baldwin Hills Village, is a neighborhood at the foot of Baldwin Hills, within the city of Los Angeles, California. The neighborhood consists of a large condominium complex that is both a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and a National Historic Landmark.

Geography

Village Green is located between Rodeo Road and Coliseum Street, and between Hauser Blvd. and slightly west of La Brea Avenue, in the northwestern South Los Angeles region. The Baldwin Village neighborhood is just east of Village Green and La Brea Avenue.

History

Origin

The Baldwin Hills Village complex was built in 1942 as one of the most ambitiously planned communities in Los Angeles at the time, with 627 apartments grouped in buildings on a very large landscaped site. The Modernist Garden city style complex, which encompassed 627 units, was designed by architect Reginald D. Johnson, consulting architect Clarence S. Stein, with the firm of Wilson, Merill & Alexander, and landscape architect Fred Barlow, Jr. in the "" style. The units seldom have more than two bedrooms, and tend to attract seniors and younger professionals as residents. As one of the first such establishments, the Village Green was also designed with the requirements of car-owners in mind.[3]

Landmark Status

As Baldwin Hills Village, Village Green was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in 1977, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, and a National Historic Landmark historic district in 2001.[2][4]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Baldwin Hills Village". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  3. ^ Sam Hall Kaplan: LA Lost & Found, New York 1987, p. 109.
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: (pdf), National Park Service, May 19, 2000  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 19 and 19. (10.0 MB)

External links

  • Village Green Owners Association Web Site
  • baldwinhillsvillageandthevillagegreen.blogspot.com


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