Angelino Heights, Los Angeles

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Angelino Heights
Neighborhood of Los Angeles
Victorian houses in Angelino Heights
Victorian houses in Angelino Heights
Angelino Heights is located in Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Angelino Heights
Angelino Heights
Location in Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°04′13″N 118°15′17″W / 34.07028°N 118.25472°W / 34.07028; -118.25472Coordinates: 34°04′13″N 118°15′17″W / 34.07028°N 118.25472°W / 34.07028; -118.25472
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles County
City Los Angeles
Elevation[1] 502 ft (153 m)

Angelino Heights is a small quarter within the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, California. It is most notable for its Victorian era residences, although these are small in number. It lies at an elevation of 502 feet (153 m).[1]

Geography[edit]

Angelino Heights is bordered by Westlake on the south, Echo Park proper on the west and the north-west, and Elysian Park neighborhood on the east and north-east. Its boundaries are roughly Echo Park Avenue on the west, Sunset Boulevard on the north and east, and the Hollywood Freeway on the south. No major thoroughfares run through the district.

The neighborhood[edit]

Victorian style houses
Bob's Market, a historic-cultural monument (No. 215)

Originally spelled Angeleno Heights, Angelino Heights is second only to Bunker Hill as the oldest district in Los Angeles. Founded in 1886, it was originally connected to the downtown mainline (which ran east to west on Temple Street) by the Temple Street Cable Railway and later by streetcars. Like Echo Park proper and Chinatown, it is known for its steep hills. The district contains many notable examples of Victorian architecture, particularly of the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles, and though found throughout the neighborhood, they are especially concentrated on Carroll Avenue. Two of these residences served as the houses used for the TV shows Charmed and Journeyman, used in the shows as San Francisco Victorian residences, and because of the picturesque nature of the neighborhood, they have served as the backdrop for countless motion pictures from the earliest days of cinema to the present. Traveling around the neighborhood, one also discovers that many other styles of architecturally significant homes are to be found here, such as Craftsman, Bungalow, Mission Revival, Art Deco, and Colonial Revival, to name a few.

A large swath of Angelino Heights was destroyed to build the Hollywood Freeway, which cut it off from Temple Street save an overpass at Edgeware Road.

Angelino Heights was the City of Los Angeles' first recognized historic district, or Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Enacted in 1983 and spelled out in Angelino Heights' Preservation Plan, this zoning prohibits unsympathetic remodelling of historic houses and requires new construction to resemble original architecture in scale, massing and materials.

Emergency services[edit]

Thomas Starr King Middle School

Police service[edit]

Los Angeles Police Departmentpolice operates the Rampart Community Police Station, which was located at 2710 West Temple Street, 90026, serving the neighborhood.[2] It has since moved east into a newly constructed facility at 1401 West 6th Street, the site of the former emergency receiving hospital.

Education[edit]

Angelino Heights is zoned to Los Angeles USD schools.[3]

All residents are zoned to Betty Plasencia Elementary School.

Some residents are zoned to King Middle School, while some are zoned to Virgil Middle School.

All residents are zoned to Belmont High School.

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