Thursday, September 06, 2007

Western Heights Home Tour

Six Blocks of History: Western Heights Homes Tour
Sunday, September 9
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You're invited to "Six Blocks of History, " the Western Heights Neighborhood Association (WHNA) Homes Tour. A self-guided walking tour through this preeminent "streetcar suburb" and eight, docent-staffed, historically significant homes, (including my listing at 2361 W. 20th St.).

Located just north of the Santa Monica Freeway between Western and Arlington, Western Heights is an architecturally diverse enclave filled with custom-built homes from the turn of the century, and the early decades of the 20th century. A staggering array of styles including Craftsman, Queen Anne, Monterrey, Spanish and Mediterranean revival. Many were designed by prominent architects, such as John C. Austin, Myron Hunt, George Rector, Elmer Grey, Sumner Hunt and Paul Williams.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the tour. Check in at 2173 W. 20th St., where the final ticket will be sold at 3:30 pm. (The tour houses close at 5 p.m.) Please try to avoid wearing high heels, or shoes that might blemish hardwood floors.

You can still purchase tickets online. Log onto, and "click here to buy tickets online." You will be prompted through PayPal. Questions? E-mail, or contact yours truly.