Highland Park was an epicenter for the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1900's
Bordered by the Arroya Seco river, with Pasadena to the east, Highland Park was an epicenter for the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1900s, accounting for the preponderance of Craftsman style homes still remaining in the area. The concentration of these historic architectural sites is part of the Highland Park-Garvanza neighborhood, Los Angeles’s largest historic district Historical Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Highland Park-Garvanza architecture is notable for styles that range from Craftsman, to Queen Anne, to Mission Revival, to Tudor Revival. The Lummis House, built by the famous pioneering journalist Charles Lummis of the Los Angeles Times in its early days, is in nearby Mt. Washington. His one-of-a-kind Rustic American Craftsman stone house came to be a de facto headquarters to the thinkers, artists and bohemians of the early 20th century, and the historic site is now on the National Register of Historical Places.