Carthay Square is one of the last historic intact neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Built in the early 1920's and 1930's, the neighborhood features characteristic architecture including Spanish Colonial, Country English, Monterey Revival, French Revival, and Italian Renaissance. Two bordering neighborhoods, Carthay Circle and South Carthay, are established HPOZ's (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone). For the last ten years Carthay Square has made significant efforts to also become an HPOZ, only to be put on hold due to budget cuts and city bureaucracy.
Today Carthay Square is coming under attack by developers and 'flippers' who are knocking down these historic homes, and replacing them with development that is inconsistent with the architectural integrity of the neighborhood. So called "Mini-Mansions" are springing up without any regard to the neighborhood's history and unique character.
We must let the City of Los Angeles and our politicians know that a charming neighborhood like Carthay Square MUST BE PRESERVED. Our heritage as Angelenos and our legacy as a city depends on it.
Please add your name to this list to show that you support Carthay Square's HPOZ efforts.
This letter will be sent to:
Eric Garcetti - Los Angeles Mayor
Michael Logrande - Head of Los Angeles City Planning
Paul Koretz - Council Member District 5