Reynier Village, Los Angeles

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Reynier Village is a tract in the western part of the Crestview neighborhood in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California south of the La Cienega Heights district in the western part of the Crestview neighborhood, north of the Regent Square and Melvil and McManus districts in the western part of the Crestview neighborhood and west of the Faircrest Heights district in the eastern part of the Crestview neighborhood surrounding Reynier Park.[1] Part of the city of Los Angeles, it is bordered on the north by Cadillac Avenue, on the east by Holt Avenue, on the south by Cattaraugus Avenue and on the west by Robertson Boulevard.[2]

According to locals, the subdivision was named after a family whose home stood on what it now the city-maintained Reynier Park.[2] The village is often referred to as being part of the South Robertson area but locals wanted to make a distinction between the two and formed their own neighborhood association.[2][3] Rocha House, the 13th Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, is located in the village.[4]

A well-preserved 1 1/2 -story adobe in the heart of this small West Los Angeles neighborhood speaks to its early days as part of the Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes (which means "corner of the oxen"). Built in 1865 by Antonio Jose Rocha II, the privately occupied residence at 2400 Shenandoah St. in 1963 became Los Angeles' 13th historic-cultural monument.[2]

Of the private park within the area,[5] a Los Angeles Times reporter wrote in 2006: "Locals, as well as apartment dwellers from nearby neighborhoods, gather there to play soccer and basketball, exercise their dogs and hold birthday parties."[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Location of Reynier Village on Mapping L.A., Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ a b c d e Spanish style still defines central pocket by Martha Groves (Los Angeles Times, 26 February 2006)
  3. ^ Reynier Village Neighborhood Association
  4. ^ Reynier Village by Yosuke Kitazawa (KCET, 10 September 2012)
  5. ^ The Thomas Guide, 2006, page 593