Kinney Heights, Los Angeles

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Kinney Heights is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. It is a subdistrict of the West Adams district of South Los Angeles, California.

The area was developed around 1900 by developer Abbott Kinney, for whom it is named. It was a suburban tract of large Craftsman style homes at what was then the western edge of Los Angeles. The homes featured amenities like "beveled-glass china cabinets, marble fireplaces and mahogany floors".[1] It was accessible to downtown via streetcar and attracted upper-middle-class families.[2]

Many of the hundred-year-old homes are still standing and have been renovated and upgraded. The neighborhood is part of the West Adams Terrace Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mithers, Carol (April 17, 2005). "Vanishing: The history of one house in L.A.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Oliver, Marilyn Tower (October 1, 1995). "In Touch with the Past: Craftsman-style homes in three neighborhoods recall gracious days of yore. Today they rate among L.A.'s best buys". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Historic West Adams Tour". PreserveLA.com. October 9, 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2013.