This district unites two previously designated districts, Drake Park and Willmore City. The former is named for Colonel Charles Drake, who was a pioneer developer of Long Beach’s Pike and beachfront resort. Willmore City is named for William Willmore, who first laid out housing tracts for Willmore City, which was later renamed Long Beach.
This neighborhood was part of Long Beach's original 1881 city plan and contains the highest concentration of early 1900's housing in the city, both single family and apartments. Homes here reflect Victorian, Craftsman, Mission, Prairie, Italian Renaissance and Spanish Colonial Revival styles.
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- Loma Vista Dr.
- Park Court
- 4th St.
- Magnolia Ave.
- Irregular boundary to Nylic Court back to Magnolia to 7th St.
DOWNLOAD a Map the Drake Park/Wilmore City Historic District
DOWNLOAD The Drake Park/Wilmore City Historic District Ordinance, adopted by the City Council on April 28, 1998.
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HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN WILLMORE CITY/DRAKE HISTORIC DISTRICT