Welcome to the View Park Home Owners Association Newsletter. In May, 2012, We had the honor of President Barack Obama, visiting our neighborhood of View Park. We were all very excited about his visit and captured this historic moment for you on film. We would like to share our experience with you and hope that you pass it on to your family and friends. Your commemorative CD is available to purchase for $19.99. This includes shipping and handling.Allow 4 – 6 weeks for delivery. For more information please call Tammy or Bernadette at 877.480.8046 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
View Park and Windsor Hills have some new neighbors. We would like to welcome you to the neighborhood and provide you with some History and our personal experiences s living in View Park.
History of View Park and Windsor Hills
View Park was developed in the 1920s as an upper-middle-class neighborhood akin to Cheviot Hills, Brentwood, Carthay Circle, and Studio City. Along with neighboring Ladera Heights and Baldwin Hills, it is one of the wealthiest African-American areas in the United States. It contains a superb collection of houses in the Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean styles, most of which remain today. Windsor Hills underwent development in the late 1930s; aimed at the middle class, it was the first subdivision in Southern California for which the newly created Federal Housing Administration provided mortgage insurance. African-Americans were forbidden residence in either area until the Supreme Court’s invalidation of racial restrictive covenants in 1948.
Prior to the 1960s, the area was known as “Pill Hill” on account of the large number of doctors who were supposed to live there. After the arrival of Black families starting in the mid-1960s, the wealthy neighborhoods were sometimes called the “Golden Ghetto” or the “Black Beverly Hills.”