Servicing areas throughout Hancock Park, including:
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An urban neighborhood, Hancock Park is located in Los Angeles. Its boundaries include Melrose Avenue, Rossmore Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard and Highland Avenue.
The area developed after philanthropist, musician, scientist and engineer George Allan Hancock inherited 4,400 acres from his father. He subdivided the land in the 1920s with the conditions that utility lines be placed in the back of properties and out of sight, new homes be constructed within 50 feet of the curb and the streets be made of concrete. The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society sponsors Los Angeles’ longest running Homes Tour every fall, and some of the area’s first homes are part of that tour.
In all, Hancock Park consists of 1200 homes today. Did you know that it’s first African American resident was the great Nat King Cole? Hancock Park offers wonderful little gems such as Architect Wallace Neff having designed the home of the British Consuls-General on June Street. Currently, celebrity residents include actors Antonio Bandaras, Kathy Bates, Patricia Heaton, George Takei, David Schwimmer, Tony Shalhoub and others. Additionally fashion designer Stacey Bendet, singer Joey McIntyre, chef Nancy Silverton, talk show host Tavis Smiley, boxer Manny Pacquiao and musician Rob Zombie live in the area.
While subdividing the property for private homes, Hancock gave the Wilshire Country Club 105 acres. Today, Hancock County Park, the L.A. County Museum of Art and Page Museum, including the La Brea Tar Pits and extensive fossil collection, sit on the 23 acres that were once the Hancock family homestead.