History

The homes in Crenshaw Manor, Los Angeles were built during World War II, from 1940-42.

Broadway Crenshaw Shopping Center, 1947 Crenshaw Manor, Los Angeles

Broadway Crenshaw Shopping Center, 1947

Japanese American History of Crenshaw Manor

Read about the Japanese American history of our neighborhood.

History of Holiday Bowl

Starbucks on Crenshaw at Coliseum preserves a legacy of diversity in the neighborhood.

Click the photo to see historical photos of the Holiday Bowl prior to its renovation into Starbucks.

Click the photo to see historical photos of the Holiday Bowl on Crenshaw prior to its renovation into Starbucks.

 

The space shuttle passes through Crenshaw Manor on its way to the California Science Center

The space shuttle passes through Crenshaw Manor on its way to the California Science Center

View more photos of the space shuttle along the Crenshaw corridor. 

Paul R. Williams, Crenshaw Manor architect

Paul R. Williams, architect

In 1925, Angelus Funeral Home was the first black-owned business to be incorporated in California. The current building, at the edge of Crenshaw Manor on Crenshaw Blvd. at 39th St., was designed by famed African-American architect Paul R. Williams in the Spanish Colonial and Georgian Revival styles and also includes Art Deco elements. Williams designed many noted buildings and homes in and around Los Angeles, and infamously had to ride segregated street cars to job sites where neighborhood covenants prevented him from owning or living in the very homes he designed.

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View the history of a corner: Marlton and King Blvd

The former Expo Line that passed through Crenshaw Manor

The former Expo Line that passed through Crenshaw Manor