New Wilshire Park Lawn Signs Recall Historic Lighting

New Wilshire Park Lawn Signs

New HPOZ Signs

Now available online, delivered within 24 hours.

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People displaying our previous versions of Wilshire Park Lawn signs have said there are many residents interested in buying signs for their yards too. Because the HPOZ Conference is being hosted this year by "The Triplets" HPOZs (Country Club Park, Wilshire Park and Windsor Village), timing couldn't be better. Walking tours are being organized right now, and there will be many visitors from other areas who want to know what it's like to live in an HPOZ. Here's an opportunity to put our best foot forward by showing our support for preservation in Wilshire Park.

The new signs are a departure from previous versions - sleeker, more Art Deco. The image has a lot of significance too: this is the original "Wilshire Special" street lamp, designed to identify Wilshire Boulevard as the major concourse from Downtown heading west. Over six miles of Wilshire Boulevard were lit with these solid bronze lanterns, which were 7 1/2 feet tall from the base of the lantern to the finial. Installed in the 1920s, many still remain, mostly in areas closer to downtown.

Wilshire Park Association will be selling these signs online starting the first week of September, and also at the General Meeting scheduled for September 18. Signs are 16X24' and have a wire step-stake to install on any lawn or flowerbed. Price is $20, and all proceeds will go to the Wilshire Park Association.

To order online, go to Wilshire Park's Paypal Storefront, donate $20.00 and be sure to specify that you want a sign.

To request a sign, please call Robby at 213 321 9939 or email robbyo@pacbell.net.


Wilshire Special Street Lights in front of florist shop, south side of Wilshire where Wilshire Park Elementary School's staff parking lot is currently located. The French Eclectic style house in the background still stands, built and still owned by the Neville family. If the light bases look familiar, it is because they are still in use today.

Wilshire Special Street Lights in front of florist shop, south side of Wilshire where Wilshire Park Elementary School's staff parking lot is currently located. The French Eclectic style house in the background still stands, built and still owned by the Neville family. If the light bases look familiar, it is because they are still in use today.