There is a fascinating interactive map online currently at built: LA that shows users the age of almost every single building in Los Angeles County, color coded by decade, and added to the map as the timeline progresses.
A wide view of the map shows that the the Mid-City / Hancock Park area is flush with mid-tone blues showing structures built mostly in the 1920s. Downtown is a checkerboard of light blues and pinks – the blues representing the turn of the century, the pinks built in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. It’s not hard to find the greater Hancock Park area – scroll to the west and look for the iguana-shaped black spot that is the Wilshire Country Club.
Click on the small stopwatch on the toolbar and see Los Angeles develop before your eyes. Then zoom in on your block or another area: you can hover over a specific property and see the address and year of construction of individual buildings, just under the timeline toolbar.
Click here to use the interactive built : LA map and take a ride through the history of Los Angeles.
Built:LA was developed by Omar Ureta (Linkedin) of the Urban Policy Collective @ Roschen Van Cleve Architects, and founded by Bill Roschen, FAIA and Christi Van Cleve, AIA. The map was made with Mapbox Studio and Mapbox-GL, inspired by Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City.