Lincoln Heights Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Jonathan Kaplan
(213) 847-3668
jonathan.kaplan@lacity.org
Community Plan Area(s):

Northeast Los Angeles

Council District(s):
1
Area Planning Commission(s):

East Los Angeles

Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board:

Meeting Dates and Time:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Location:
Young Nak Presbyterian Church, 1721 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Current Agenda:West Los Angeles Commissions

Lincoln Heights, subdivided in 1873, is one of Los Angeles’ first residential suburbs. Lincoln Heights was originally named “East Los Angeles” and is located northeast of downtown. To ensure the success of this early community, water pipes were installed at a considerable expense by Dr. John Strolher Griffin, William H. Workman, and John Gates Downey. In 1876, Griffin and Downey established one of the city’s first streetcar lines to connect the East Los Angeles subdivision with downtown. Houses in Lincoln Heights vary in architecture and include examples of Victorian-era, Arts and Crafts, and Period Revival styles. The majority of residences were not architect-designed, but builder/contractor or homeowner constructed, and housed working- and middle-class families. The Lincoln Heights HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2004.

Regulations


  • Preservation Plan

  • Citywide HPOZ Ordinance

  • District Ordinance

Maps


  • Maps

Application Information