Leimert Park is a neighborhood in the south area of Los Angeles named for its original developer Walter H. Leimert, who began planning and building around 1928. Leimert Park was one of the first “planned” neighborhoods in Southern California, and was considered a model of urban planning at the time. Roads were laid out to minimize traffic around schools and churches, utility wires hidden from view, and trees lined the streets. Surrounding neighborhoods include West Adams, Jefferson Park, Exposition Park, Vermont Square, Hyde Park, Inglewood, Baldwin Hills, and Crenshaw. Spanish Colonial Revival styles are common in housing architecture, and Traditional Craftsman style and Tudor can also be found. The Mediterranean Rival Style was used in the design of the Vision Theater, a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument built in 1931 in the south-west corner of the neighborhood. Leimert Park has blues and jazz night clubs, theaters, venues for comedy specials, poetry readings and hip hop, retail shops, restaurants, art galleries, and cafes. It is also considered to be the center of historical and contemporary African American art, music, and culture in Los Angeles. There are 7 public and private schools serving the area, and 3 public parks.
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