Rossmoyne neighborhood in Glendale gets its historic designation

The Rossmoyne neighborhood in North Glendale officially became the city’s largest historic district on Tuesday after the City Council followed up with a procedural vote that cemented unanimous support for the designation last week.

Greg Grammer, president of the Glendale Historical Society, described the historic designation as a “crowning achievement” in a statement released before the vote.

“This is a major preservation milestone in Glendale,” he said.

The vote activated a layer of oversight rules that protect the facades of 504 properties in the neighborhood established in the 1920s.

The neighborhood is bounded by Ethel Street, Glenoaks Boulevard, Cordova Avenue and Hillcroft Road.

A group of residents collected signatures in support of the historic overlay zone from 71% of the affected property owners, beating the 50% threshold.

The city’s current historic districts — Royal Boulevard, Ard Eevin Highlands and Cottage Grove — cover 131 properties. There are two other neighborhoods, North Cumberland, with 179 homes, and Brockmont, with 58 homes, currently seeking historic status.

The architectural styles represented in the Rossmoyne neighborhood range from English Tudor to Mediterranean Revival.

-- Brittany Levine, Times Community News

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