Mar Vista Tract


Moore St. and Marco Place
Los Angeles, California 90066


This neighborhood is famous for the being the first post-war Los Angeles neighborhood to be designated Historical Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) status.

These 1050 square foot houses originally sold for $12,000 in 1947. Gregory Ain created 8 house variations that were constructed here. A lot has been made of these minimal modern house designs. . . . a full-size model of one was set up in the Museum of Modern Art in 1950.

52 of these buildings were built on Moore and Meier streets and on one side of Beethoven, all between Las Palmas Blvd and Marco Place. As a pedestrian, it is hard to get a sense of the interior of the spaces. . . however the neighborhood remains fun and interesting to walk around.


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