The homes in Crenshaw Manor, Los Angeles were built during World War II, from 1940-42.
Read about the Japanese American history of our neighborhood.
Starbucks on Crenshaw at Coliseum preserves a legacy of diversity in the neighborhood.
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.