Windsor Village is a historic neighborhood nestled in the heart of Los Angeles. Bordered by Wilshire Blvd on the north, Olympic Blvd on the south, Lucerne Blvd on the west and Crenshaw on the east, it is comprised of some 900 residents living in homes, apartments and condominiums situated on about 300 lots. Much of the community was built in the 1920s and offers fine examples of spanish colonial, french eclectic, english tudor, mediterranean, italian renaissance and colonial revival architecture.
The Wilshire United Methodist Church graces the northern entrance to Windsor Village with its lovely Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It was designed by prominent architects Allison & Allison in 1924 and designated an LA Historic-Cultural Monument in 1973. The church is still an active part of the neighborhood, hosting Sunday services in English, Spanish, Filipino and Korean. The facility opens its door to Windsor Village residents for meetings, dramatic productions in a small theater, and as a polling place for national and state elections.
The Ebell of Los Angeles is a magnificent Spanish Colonial Revival complex that includes two ballrooms, meeting rooms and a large theater and is the gateway to the northwest corner of Windsor Village on Wilshire Blvd. An educational and philanthropic organization founded by local women in 1894, the current buildings were constructed in 1927 and still host a variety of vibrant events including meetings and programs for Ebell Club members and the community, a monthly cotillion for youth, a monthly Rotary meeting, as well as historic collections of paintings, costumes and textiles, furnishings, music and instruments, and a clock collection.
Harold Henry Park is the centerpiece of Windsor Village with its noble trees, picnic area and playground. The trapzoidal-shaped piece of land was acquired by the City and converted into a neighborhood park in 1962 after local residents fought the demolition of three residences to make way for a large condominium project on the site. The park is named for Councilman Harold Henry, who helped turn the much-needed open space into a haven for local residents.