Historic Districts

There are four locally designated historic districts in the City. They include the Hadley-Greenleaf, Central Park, College Hills and Earlham Historic Districts.

Central Park Historic District

Central Park Historical District

The Central Park Historic District was designated by the City of Whittier in 1990 and includes some 45 properties. The Central Park Historic District includes examples of a variety of architectural styles including: Victorian, Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival.

Click here to view the Central Park Historic District boundary map (PDF file).

Hadley-Greenleaf Historic District

The Hadley-Greenleaf Historic District was designated by the City of Whittier in 1990 and includes over 190 individual properties. The Hadley-Greenleaf Historic District includes a variety of architectural styles including: Victorian, Spanish Colonial Revival and Craftsman type homes.

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College Hills Historic District

College Hills Historic District

College Hills is the first planned hillside development in the City of Whittier, having been subdivided in 1923. Mastering the steep slopes, grade changes, and curving hills, it represents the earliest large-scale example of a hillside development in the City. The layout and design of many of these homes are unique to any other area in Whittier because of the topography within the College Hills subdivision.

The College Hills Historic District was designated by the City of Whittier in 2002 and includes 97 properties. The District is comprised of a variety of architectural styles including: Spanish Colonial Revival, Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, Tudor, Provincial Revival and California Ranch.

Click here to view the College Hills Historic District boundary map (PDF file).

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Earlham Historic District

Earlham Historic District

The properties within the Earlham Historic District were created through a subdivision by J.C. Hiatt known as the College Villa Tract. The boundaries of the historic district include portions of the original tract and represent an early Whittier College neighborhood with many existing architectural examples of early 20th century homes, structures and objects from 1903-1940 that still reflect their era of development through their physical placement, architectural design, material cladding and method of construction. Many of the homes were also associated with Whittier College administrators and faculty.

The Earlham Historic District was designated by the City of Whittier in 2011. The District includes 7 properties with architectural examples of Dutch Colonial Revival, Craftsman and transitional Victorian to Craftsman style homes.

Click here to view the Earlham Historic District boundary map (PDF file).

To view contributing resources, click here.