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For Sale: Windsor Square’s Historic Higgins Mansion

637 South Lucerne Boulevard (photo credit: 637 South Lucerne website)
637 South Lucerne Boulevard (photo credit: 637 South Lucerne website)

The historic Hiram Higgins Mansion – Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #403 – is on the market for $6.5 Million. The Queen Anne-style residence, originally built and sited on Wilshire Boulevard in 1906, has eight bedrooms and is more than 9,900 square feet on a .43 acre lot.

The house was moved to Lucerne Boulevard in Windsor Square in 1924.

According to the Los Angeles Conservancy page about the grand home:

Hiram Higgins was a Chicago grain merchant who decided to make his home in Los Angeles on the city’s newest grand boulevard. His nine-bedroom, Queen Anne-style mansion was originally built further east on Wilshire at Rampart Street, where the Wilshire Royale apartments now stand.

In 1924, the home’s new owner had the house cut into three sections, lifted onto trucks, and rolled to its current location in Windsor Square. The owner held a party in one of the moving sections, attended by the mayor of Los Angeles.

After the Great Depression, the home fell into disrepair over a half century of neglect. During this time, it was used as a retirement home for nuns, a mission, an office, and a rooming house for young aspiring actors.

In 1986, Perry and Peggy Hirsch rescued the historic mansion. They spent years renovating and restoring it to its former glory. In 1988, the estate was designated as a Los Angeles Cultural-Historic Monument.

Read More: – Travelling, Spooky and Historic Higgins House Asking $6.5 MM



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