The Westchester/Playa Historical Society is working on creating a new community event this spring featuring a historical walk through the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista. The event will most likely take place over a weekend in May between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.
Strategic historical sites will be mapped out, with a specific timeline to visit them, and the tour will focus on locations that have been acknowledged and recognized in the SurveyLA, Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey. The report was prepared by the city’s Office of Historic Resources in 2013 and is specifically related to our local community. The Historical Society Committee will also consider other research and investigative information supplementing the report as the final walking path for the event is created.
Take a step inside the Westchester/Playa Historical Society Room located in the Westchester Triangle for a glimpse into the past of these two connected communities. The room, dubbed Westchester’s Jewel and Playa’s Treasure, has been open for just over a year and volunteers are encouraging people to stop by, share their memories, chat about the neighborhood and view its mementos. Continue reading →
In an era when most women dared not engage in business, politics or anything that took them outside the home, a farm girl from Illinois broke barriers and ultimately changed the course of Westchester forever. Continue reading →
I was born Cozette Estell Chattin and moved into the home my parents built shortly after I was born. My father was discharged from the Army at the end of WWII, went to work for Northrop, met my mother and 3 months later they were married. Ten months later I was born. Continue reading →