The South Beach Tract – four blocks bounded by Ocean Park Boulevard, Hollister Avenue, Nielsen Way and Barnard Way – is is the last remaining intact group of historic beach houses in Santa Monica that once extended from Pico Boulevard into Venice. With Craftsman and Victorian influences, 109 homes in the neighborhood have been identified in the City’s Historic Resources Inventory, of which 88 homes, or more than 75 percent, contribute to the character and fabric of a potential historic district. The buildings south of Ocean park Boulevard were razed as part of the Ocean Park Redevelopment Project in the 1960s. What exists today was once red-tagged, but residents saved the homes from bulldozers and had the area zoned (R2R) to discourage large development projects. Ocean Park, Fraser, Wadsworth, Hart are zoned R2R; Hollister is zoned OP2.

South Beach Tract

Fraser Ave
Hart Ave
Hollister Ave
Wadsworth Ave
Ocean Park Blvd

Clock Starts for South Beach Historic District