Hancock Park La Brea

California State Historic Landmark 170

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#170 Hancock Park
La Brea Pits

Presented to the citizens of Los Angeles County in December 1916 by Captain Allan Hancock with a request that the scientific features be preserved. First historic reference to the tar pools recorded in the diary of Gaspar de Portola in August 3, 1769. Originally a portion of the Rancho La Brea granted by Governor Alvarado 1840.

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Hancock Park, 5801 Wilshire Blvd between Ogden and Curson Sts, Los Angeles.


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