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Baldwin Hills Village

Los Angeles, California
County of Los Angeles.
5300 Rodeo Road
National Register Number: 93000269
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CA-32 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Residential community.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 3, 2001):
The idea for Baldwin Hills Village originated in the 1930s when prominent Los Angeles architect Reginald Johnson (1882-1952) decided to create a new type of community. The intent was to provide affordable housing to help the nation recover from the devastation of the Great Depression. Constructed between 1935 and 1942, Baldwin Hills incorporates mature "garden city" planning concepts and an elegant beaux-art design. The community’s plan has received many awards and national recognition for its advances in community planning and architecture. The 64 acre property contains 162 contributing resources that date from the 1935-1942 period of significance.

There are no current threats to the NHL district.

Baldwin Hills Village has an active CLR committee, which is conducting a Cultural Landscape Inventory. The inventory is about 90% completed . USC provided a $5,000.00 grant for Cultural Landscape Inventory data entry (graduate student work).

Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov