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HPOZ Voyeurism Tour

[Credit: Larry Underhill /Larchmont Chronicle]

Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ) seem to be all of the rage, both for and against, in L.A. these days. You may have heard the acronym and thought, “Who is this guy and why does he appear in so many neighborhoods? Is he related to T-Boz?” But you still don’t know what it means. The L.A. Conservancy is giving you the chance to learn all about the prolific HPOZ and the neighborhoods that have an HPOZ.

On Sun., April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can explore five of these historic communities on “At Home with History,” a tour presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy in partnership with the citywide HPOZ Alliance and each of the featured HPOZ neighborhoods. On this self-driving tour, you’ll have a chance to visit as many of the five HPOZs as you’d like, at your own pace. You’ll get to go inside a representative home in each HPOZ, but this is much more than a typical “house tour.” This tour is also about showcasing entire neighborhoods. You’ll have a chance to meet “neighborhood ambassadors,” area residents who will discuss what it’s like to live in their community.

We know this is shameless promotion, but we do it because we can. If you’re lucky, you might find one of your Curbed editors lurking around a HPOZ and peppering the “ambassadors” with annoying questions.
· Tour Historic Preservation Overlay Zones [Larchmont Chronicle]