LFIA has launched Exploring Los Feliz: Interactive Map & Property Search on its website. It’s a fun, fast and educational way to delve into the architecture and history of Los Feliz. Maybe your home is there?
The user-friendly pictorial map navigates around the built environment of Los Feliz and showcases more than 5,000 residences, commercial buildings, landmarks and Historic-Cultural Monuments in our neighborhood. In addition to the map, a companion feature allows you to search the entire property survey.
Check it out on the LFIA website. Brief instructions and FAQs are included, providing tips on how to navigate the map.
What is there to see?
Los Feliz enjoys an impressive architectural history and plenty of noteworthy people have lived here over the years. You will be able to find:
- The work of famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and his Mayan Revival Hollyhock and Ennis Houses, and America’s first steel-framed residence, Lovell Health House, designed by Richard Neutra.
Accounts of the early Hollywood workforce, including silent film stars, writers, costumers, filmmakers like Cecil B. DeMille and Walt Disney, and others who once called Los Feliz home.
- Improbable architectural hybrids (Dingbat/Spanish or Craftsman/Tudor Revival).
- Sixty-plus Historic-Cultural Monuments.
The streamlined survey features property descriptions and exterior images, many now in color, and in some cases, anecdotal or factual cited material and census records. We’re adding new data all the time—the newly-released 1950 census data is currently being transcribed and entered into the survey.
Not all neighborhood properties are in the survey yet, and we’re happy to add your house, its history or photo. Just get in touch with us here LFIA Map, or via Contact at the bottom of this page.
The original LFIA Property Survey dates back to 1988 when a dedicated group of LFIA volunteers canvassed the neighborhood to gather and organize the historical background info on thousands of local properties. They accomplished this massive data collection job by hand, without the benefit of today’s internet technology.
The initial survey focused on houses built before 1950. Over the years, the survey has expanded and we’re still adding info. Going forward, we will be collecting historical data on our many diversified apartment complexes and business district buildings that are not currently included in the survey.
LFIA wants to hear from you. Any questions or feedback email us at LFIA Map or via Contact at the bottom of this page.
Please note: For privacy purposes, the LFIA map does not include interior photographs of homes or information regarding current residents.
Lovell Health House photo at top courtesy of Michael Locke.