National Register Listings in
Los Angeles County, California

27th Street Historic District 52nd Place Historic District Adamson House Adobe Flores Al Malaikah Temple Alexander Theatre Aloha Apartment Hotel Alvarado Terrace Historic District American Trona Corporation Building Andalusia Anderson, Eddie "Rochester," House Anderton Court Shops Angels Flight Railway Angelus Funeral Home Angelus Mesa Branch Angelus Temple Antelope Valley Indian Museum Ard Eevin Arroyo Seco Parkway Historic District Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Station Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Steam Locomotive No. 3751 Auditorium Avenel Cooperative Housing Project Aztec Hotel Azusa Civic Center Bailey, Jonathan, House Baldwin Hills Village Bank of Italy Building Banning House Barnsdall, Aline, Complex Batchelder House Battery John Barlow and Saxton Battery Osgood-Farley Bay Street Beach Historic District Bekins Storage Co. Roof Sign Bentz, Louise C., House Bernard, Susana Machado, House and Barn Beverly Fairfax Historic District Beverly Hills Women's Club Beverly Wilshire Hotel Blacker, Robert R., House Blinn, Edmund, House Board of Trade Building Bolton Hall Bolton, Dr. W. T., House Bonnie Court Boulevard Heights Historic District Bowen Court Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block Bradbury Building Bradbury House Bricker Building, The Bristol-Cypress Historic District Britt, Eugene W., House Broadway Theater and Commercial District Broadway Theatre and Commercial District (Boundary Increase) Brockman Building and New York Cloak and Suit House (annex) Bryan Court Bryson Apartment Hotel Building at 816 South Grand Avenue Bullock's Pasadena Bullock's Wilshire Building Bunche, Ralph J., House Bungalow Court at 1516 N. Serrano Ave Bungalow Court at 1544 N. Serrano Avenue Bungalow Court at 1554 N. Serrano Avenue Bungalow Court at 1721 N. Kingsley Drive Bungalow Heaven Historic District Cahuenga Branch California Club, The Campo de Cahuenga Canterbury Apartment Hotel, The Carling, Foster, House Carroll Avenue, 1300 Block Casa de Parley Johnson Casa de Rosas Case Study House No. 1 Case Study House No. 10 Case Study House No. 16 Case Study House No. 18 Case Study House No. 20 Case Study House No. 21 Case Study House No. 22 Case Study House No. 9 Catholic-Protestant Chapels, Veterans Administration Center Cedar Avenue Complex Centinela Adobe Charmont Apartments Chateau Colline Chicano Moratorium March December 20, 1969 Christian Science Society Christmas Tree Lane Church of the Epiphany Citizens Publishing Company Building City Hall-City of Burbank Civic Center Financial District Clark, Mary Andrews, Memorial Home Clarke Estate Club Casa Del Mar Colonial Court Colonial House Colorado Street Bridge Commercial Exchange Building Community Clubhouse Congregation B'nai B'rith Congregation Talmud Torah of Los Angeles Cooper Arms Cosby, James Fielding, House Cottage Court Court Court Court Court at 1274-1282 North Raymond Avenue Court at 275 North Chester Avenue Court at 533-549 North Lincoln Avenue Court at 638-650 North Mar Vista Avenue Court at 940-948 North Raymond Avenue Crank House Crossroads of the World Culbertson, Cordelia A., House Culver Hotel Cypress Court Dana, Richard Henry, Branch De Neve, Felipe, Branch Denham, Mary E., House Derby, James Daniel, House Descanso Gardens DeWenter Mansion, Guest House and Grounds Diamond Apartments Doheny Estate/Greystone Dominguez Ranch Adobe Don Carlos Court Drucker, Peter, House Drum Barracks Eagle Rock Branch Library Eames House Eastern Star Home Ebell of Los Angeles Edison Historic District El Cabrillo El Greco Apartment El Molino Viejo Ellison, The Emery, Katherine Estate Engine Co. No. 27 Engine Company No. 28 Engine House No. 18 Ennis House Episcopal Church of the Ascension Euclid Court Evanston Inn Executive Office Building, Old Warner Brothers Studio Exposition Park Rose Garden Farnsworth, Gen. Charles S., County Park Federal Building Federal Building Federal Building Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Fenyes Estate Fern Avenue School Filipino Christian Church Fire Station No. 14 Fire Station No. 23 Fire Station No. 30-Engine Company No. 30 First Congregational Church of Long Beach First National Bank of Long Beach First Trust Building and Garage Foothill Boulevard Milestone (Mile 11) Ford Place Historic District Forsythe Memorial School for Girls Forum Founder's Church of Religious Science Fox Theatre Inglewood Fox Wilshire Theatre Frank, Richard and Mary Alice, House Freeman, Rose Graham and James Allen, House Freeman, Samuel, House Fremont, John C., Branch Friday Morning Club Friendship Baptist Church Gamble House Gano, Peter, House Garbutt House Garfield Building Garfield House Garment Capitol Building Gartz Court General Petroleum Building Gerry Building Gill, Merwyn C., House Glassell Park Elementary School Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Glendale Young Men's Christian Association Glendora Bougainvillea Golden Gate Theater Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building Granada Shoppes and Studios Grand Central Air Terminal Great Wall of Los Angeles, The Green-Rankin-Bembridge House Greenwood, Barbara, Kindergarten Grether and Grether Building Grey, Zane, Estate Guaranty Building Hacienda Arms Apartments Hackett, Edward Alexander Kelley, House Hafley, Olan G. and Aida T., House Hale House Hale Solar Laboratory Halifax Apartments Hangar One Harnetiaux Court Harpel, Willis, House Hartwell, John S. House Harvey, Leo M., House Haskett Court Hawkins-Nimocks Estate-Patricio Ontiveros Adobe Heinsbergen Decorating Company Building Hermitage Highland Park Masonic Temple Highland Park Police Station Highland-Camrose Bungalow Village Hillmont Holly Street Livery Stable Hollywood Argyle Apartments Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District Hollywood Cemetery Hollywood High School Historic District Hollywood Masonic Temple Hollywood Melrose Hotel Hollywood Palladium Hollywood Studio Club Hollywood Western Building, The Holmes-Shannon House Home Economics Building Home Laundry Hood, Mrs. J.H., House Hoover Hotel Horatio West Court Hotel Chancellor Hotel Glendale Hotel Green Hotel Mayfair Hotel Rosslyn Annex House at 1011 S. Madison Ave. House at 1015 Prospect Boulevard House at 1050 S. Madison Ave. House at 1111 North Los Robles Avenue House at 1121 North Los Robles Avenue House at 1141 North Chester Avenue House at 1233 Wentworth Ave. House at 1240 North Los Robles House at 1360 Lida Street House at 1487 Loma Vista Street House at 380 W. Del Mar Blvd. House at 530 S. Marengo Avenue House at 574 Bellefontaine St. House at 674 Elliot Drive Howard Motor Company Building Hubble, Edwin, House Hunt House Intercultural Council Houses Irving, Washington, Branch Jackson, Helen Hunt, Branch Jardinette Apartments Jarvis, Benjamin, House Jefferson Branch Johnston, Darius David, House Jordan, Orin, House Judson Studios Karasik House Kelton Apartments Kerckoff Building and Annex Keyes Bungalow Killingsworth, Brady, & Smith Kindel Building King Edward Hotel Kosy Knook Court Kress, George R., House La Belle Tour La Casa Alvarado La Casa Del Rey La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose La Laguna de San Gabriel La Loma Bridge La Puente Valley Woman's Club Lacey, Friend, House LANE VICTORY Lanterman House Las Casitas Court Lasky-DeMille Barn Lautner, John and Mary, House Leonis Adobe Lincoln Heights Branch Lincoln Park Historic District Lincoln Place Apartments Lincoln Theater Lincoln, Abraham, Elementary School Little Tokyo Historic District Long Beach Professional Building Longfellow-Hastings House Longley, Howard, House Lopez Adobe Los Altos Apartments Los Angeles Central Library Los Angeles Harbor Light Station Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles Nurses' Club Los Angeles Pacific Company Ivy Park Substation Los Angeles Plaza Historic District Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Los Cerritos Ranch House Lovell House Lower Arroyo Seco Historic District Lukens, Theodore Parker, House Lummis House Lynwood Pacific Electric Railway Depot Lyon, W. Parker, House Machell-Seaman House Main Building Malabar Branch Malibu Historic District Mar Vista Gardens Marengo Gardens Marguerita Lane Historic District Markham Place Historic District Mary Louise Court Maxfield Building Mayfair Hotel McCarty Memorial Christian Church McNally's Windemere Ranch Headquarters McNally, Andrew, House Mello, Clarence and Mary, House Memorial Branch Menlo Avenue-West Twenty-ninth Street Historic District Mentor Court Merrill, Samuel, House Merwin House Middough Brothers-Insurance Exchange Building Millard House Miller and Herriott House Million Dollar Theater Miltimore House Mirlo Gate Lodge Tower Miss Orton's Classical School for Girls (Dormitory) Mission Court Mission San Fernando Rey de Convento Building Mitchell Camera Corporation-Studio One Moneta Branch Montebello Woman's Club Montecito Apartments Mooers, Frederick Mitchell, House Mount Lowe Railway Mount Pleasant House Muir, John, Branch Municipal Warehouse No. 1 National Bank of Whittier Building National Chicano Moratorium March August 29, 1970 Natural History Museum Neutra Office Building Neutra, Richard and Dion, VDL Research House II New Fair Oaks Historic District Newcomb House Nicholson, Grace, Building North Harper Avenue Historic District North Hollywood Branch North University Park Historic District Norton, John, House Oaklawn Bridge and Waiting Station Oaks, The Odd Fellows Temple Old Pasadena Historic District Old Pasadena Historic District (Boundary Increase) Orange Grove Court Orange Heights-Barnhart Tracts Historic District Oviatt, James, Building Pacific Electric Building Pacific Electric Railroad Bridge Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8 Paddison Ranch Buildings Padua Hills Theatre Palmer, Minnie Hill, House Palmetto Court Palomares, Ygnacio, Adobe Palos Verdes Public Library and Art Gallery Palos Verdes Public Library and Art Gallery-Farnham Martin's Park (Boundary Increase) Pan American National Bank of East Los Angeles Park Place-Arroyo Terrace Historic District Parkhurst Building Pasadena Arroyo Parks and Recreation District Pasadena Civic Center District Pasadena Field Archery Range Pasadena Playhouse Pasadena Playhouse Historic District Patio del Moro Pegfair Estates Historic District Pegler, John Carlton, House Pellissier Building Petitfils-Boos House Phillips Mansion Pico, Pio, Casa Pico, Romulo, Adobe Pike, Robert and Barbara, House Pioneer Oil Refinery Pisgah Home Historic District Pitzer House Plaza Substation Point Fermin Lighthouse Point Vicente Light Pomona City Stable Pomona Fox Theater Pomona YMCA Building Poppy Peak Historic District Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation and Museum Post, George B., House Prince Hall Masonic Temple Prospect Historic District Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn RALPH J. SCOTT Ralphs Grocery Store Ramsay-Durfee Estate Rancho El Encino Rancho Los Alamitos Raymond-Summit Historic District Redondo Beach Original Townsite Historic District Redondo Beach Public Library Reeve, Jennie A., House Renwick, Helen Goodwin, House Rialto Theatre Ridge Route, Old Rindge, Frederick Hastings, House Rives, James C., House RMS QUEEN MARY Robinson, Virginia, Estate Rogers, Will, House Ronda Roosevelt Building Rose Bowl, The Rose Court Rowland, John A., House Royal Laundry Complex Roybal, Edward, House Rubel Castle Historic District Russian Village District S.S. CATALINA San Dimas Hotel San Fernando Building, The San Gabriel Mission San Gabriel Mission Playhouse San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building San Rafael Rancho Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital Santa Fe Freight Depot Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome Sara-Thel Court Schaffer, J.W. House Schindler, R. M., House Scripps College for Women Scripps Hall Sears, Roebuck & Company Mail Order Building Second Baptist Church Second Church of Christ Scientist Second Church of Christ, Scientist Security Trust and Savings Security Trust and Savings Building Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles Sinclair, Upton, House Singer Building Smith Estate Smith, Ernest W., House Somerville Hotel South Bonnie Brae Tract Historic District South Marengo Historic District South Pasadena Historic District South Serrano Avenue Historic District Southern California Gas Company Complex Southern California Sanitarium Historic District Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, Whittier Southwest Museum Sovereign Hotel Sowden, John, House Space Flight Operations Facility Spring Street Financial District Spring Street Financial District (Boundary Increase St. Andrews Bungalow Court St. James Park Historic District St. John's Episcopal Church Standard Oil Building Stevens House Stevenson, Robert Louis, Branch Stimson House Storer House Storrier-Stearns Japanese Garden Stoutenburgh House Straight, Charles E., House Strathmore Apartments Streetcar Depot Stuart Company Plant and Office Building Subway Terminal Building Sunset Towers Superior Oil Company Building Sweetser Residence Temple Mansion Textile Center Building Thomas, Franklin Rosborough "Frank", House Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building Toberman, C. E., Estate Torrance School Torrey, Joseph and Carrie, House Town House, The Tuna Club of Avalon Twentieth Street Historic District Twenty-eighth Street YMCA Twenty-Five Foot Space Simulator University of Southern California Historic District US Court House and Post Office US Post Office-Beverly Hills Main US Post Office-Burbank Downtown Station US Post Office-Glendale Main US Post Office-Hollywood Station US Post Office-Long Beach Main US Post Office-Los Angeles Terminal Annex US Post Office-San Pedro Main Valentine, Walter D., Cottage B Van Buren Place Historic District Van Nuys Branch Venice Branch Venice Canal Historic District Venice of America House Vermont Square Branch View Park Historic District Villa Bonita Villa Carlotta Villa Francesca Villa Riviera Villa Verde Vista del Arroyo Hotel and Bungalows Walstrom, Douglas and Octavia, House Ware, Henry A., House Warner Brothers Theatre Washington Building Washington Court Watts Station Watts Towers of Simon Rodia Wayfarers Chapel Weaver, Henry, House Well No. 4, Pico Canyon Oil Field West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Historic District Westlake Theatre White, Michael, Adobe Whitley Court Whitley Heights Historic District Willmore, The Wilmington Branch Wilshire Branch Wilshire Vista West Historic District Wilson, Warren, Beach House Wilton Historic District Woman's Club of Hollywood Woman's Club of Redondo Beach Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock Woodbury-Story House Workman Adobe Workman Family Cemetery Wright, Lloyd, Home and Studio Wrigley, William, Jr., Summer Cottage Wynyate Yamashiro Historic District Young's Market Company Building Ziegler Estate ZUMBROTA (yacht)
California is home to the world's tallest tree, a coast redwood named Hyperion. The tree, which stands over 379 feet tall, was discovered in Redwood National Park in 2006.
Los Angeles County, located in Southern California, has a rich and complex history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by various indigenous tribes, including the Tongva and Chumash people. In 1542, Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claimed the region for Spain, but it was not until the late 18th century that Spanish missionaries began to establish settlements.

In 1781, a group of settlers known as the Los Pobladores founded the town of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, which would later become known as Los Angeles. The Spanish rule eventually gave way to Mexican control following their independence from Spain, and Los Angeles became part of Mexico.

With the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, the United States gained control of California, including Los Angeles County. The California Gold Rush of 1849 and the completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1870s brought an influx of people, promoting growth and development in the region.

By the early 20th century, Los Angeles County became a hub for the movie industry and emerged as a center for entertainment and innovation. The film industry played a significant role in shaping the cultural and economic landscape of the county. Additionally, the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 brought a reliable water supply, allowing for further expansion.

Today, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States. It is known for its diverse population, ranging from various ethnic backgrounds to vibrant art scenes and technological advancements. With iconic landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign, the Getty Center, and the beaches of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County continues to be a significant cultural, economic, and entertainment center.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Los Angeles County, California.

  • 1781: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, the settlement that would later become Los Angeles, was founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve.
  • 1821: Mexico gained independence from Spain, and El Pueblo de los Ángeles became a part of Mexico.
  • 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the Mexican-American War and transferring California to the United States.
  • 1850: California was admitted as the 31st state, and Los Angeles County was established.
  • 1876: The Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in Los Angeles, prompting significant population growth and economic development.
  • 1884: The construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct began, providing a reliable water supply and supporting further expansion.
  • 1909: The Hollywood film industry began to take shape, leading to the rapid growth of the entertainment sector in Los Angeles.
  • 1923: The first permanent film studio, Paramount Pictures, was established in Hollywood.
  • 1932: The Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, boosting the city's international reputation.
  • 1942: During World War II, Los Angeles played a key role in the defense industry and experienced a population increase due to wartime manufacturing.
  • 1965: The Watts Riots took place in Los Angeles, highlighting racial tensions and social inequality.
  • 1984: Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics for the second time, showcasing the city's ability to hold major international events.
  • 1994: The Northridge earthquake struck Los Angeles, causing significant damage and loss of life.