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1623 S Fairfax Ave
4bd 2ba 1841 sq ft
1654 Hi Point St
3bd 3ba 2162 sq ft
Carthay Square is located in the western part of what is considered to be Central Los Angeles and is represented by Council District 5. Situated approximately seven miles west of downtown Los Angeles, it is bounded by Pico Boulevard to the south, Fairfax Avenue to the east, Olympic Boulevard to the north, and the Stearns Drive alleyway to the west. It comprises 346 parcels. Carthay Square is abutted by two existing Historic Preservation Overlay Zones: Carthay Circle to the north and South Carthay to the west.
In July 1922, the Sherman Company and Samuel K. Rindge sold 136 acres between Wilshire Boulevard and Country Club Drive (renamed Olympic Boulevard) lying west of Fairfax Street to J. Harvey McCarthy and Associates. The property was named Carthay Center, Carthay being a derivative of the developer’s name.
McCarthy declared his intention to develop the property into one of the finest residential subdivisions in the city, working with outstanding architects and incorporating approved engineering and city planning ideas. His plan called for paved streets, parkways, ornamental street lighting and a shopping center. The new owner worked with the City Planning Commission to widen Wilshire Boulevard, making it a major artery in the city. Wilbur D. Cook and George B. Hall, well known landscape architects, were engaged for the landscape design. The area was subdivided and the tract opened for sale in the fall of 1922.
Carthay Square is part of the overall Carthay neighborhoods, bordered by the Miracle Mile District on the north, Picfair Village and Faircrest Heights on the south, Beverly Hills on the northwest, and the Fairfax District on the northeast. The district is roughly bounded by Wilshire Boulevard on the north, La Cienega Boulevard on the west, Faircrest Heights border/Pico Boulevard on the south, and Fairfax Avenue on the east. Principal thoroughfares of the district include San Vicente, Olympic, and Crescent Heights Boulevards.
Carthay comprises three neighborhoods: Carthay Circle, which lies to the north of Olympic Boulevard in Mid-City West; South Carthay, south of Olympic and west of Crescent Heights Boulevard in West Los Angeles; and Carthay Square, south of Olympic and east of Crescent Heights in West Los Angeles.
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Carthay Area Homes For Sale 4/6/17
Carthay Elementary School
Carthay Center Elementary School opened in 1924 to serve Carthay Center, a subdivision in mid-city Los Angeles planned by developer Harvey J. McCarthy. The school was located just opposite the famous Carthay Circle Theater, which hosted such dazzling movie premieres as "Snow White," "The Wizard of Oz," and "Gone with the Wind." Although the theater was demolished in 1969, the beautiful school building was preserved and remains an architectural centerpiece of the neighborhood.
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1758 S Fairfax Ave
2bd 2ba 1253 sq ft
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South Carthay received HPOZ protection and designation from the City of Los Angeles in 1984. Predominantly built as a subdivision by two builders, the vast majority of the homes in this district are Spanish Colonial Revival style, the earmarks of which are consistent use of colonnades, arches, terra-cotta tile pavers and roofs, and courtyard plans. Key features of South Carthay homes not found as consistently in other subdivisions built during the 1930′s are the prevalence of center hall plans, lavish master baths coupled with master suites, elaborate ‘Malibu tile’ work and outdoor fireplaces anchoring intimate courtyards. Single family homes tend to be somewhat larger and more uniform than in Carthay Square. The street-scape is dominated by wonderful mature plantings of Queen Palms, the landscape earmarks of the neighborhood. The westerly two blocks of the district are lined with mostly 2-4 unit buildings from 1920-1940, nearly all of which have survived with the majority of their architectural features in tact. Values in South Carthay have eclipsed a number of neighborhoods formerly more highly valued (and further north) as the City has discovered the quality and consistency of this district.
6414 Moore Dr
3bd 3ba 2450 sq ft