The Neighborhood Of Hancock Park
Hancock Park is a historic and affluent urban neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, roughly bounded by Van Ness Avenue to the east, Melrose Avenue to the north, La Brea Avenue to the west and Wilshire Boulevard to the south. The true western and eastern boundaries are North Highland Avenue and North Rossmore Avenue,with houses along both sides of the street considered to be Hancock Park. Homes outside of these boundaries are considered Hancock Park "Adjacent."
Hancock Park was developed in the 1920s by the Hancock family with profits earned from oil drilling in the former Rancho La Brea. The Rancho La Brea area was discovered by the Portola Expedition in 1769. Antonio Jose Rocha was given a land grant of 4,400 acres in 1828 by Mexican Governor Carrillo. Continued...