The Palms, subdivided in 1886, was a farm town located along the Los Angeles and Independence Railway between the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. On May 22, 1915, the 7.3 square mile Palms Annexation brought The Palms within Los Angeles city limits.

The Palms Subdivision Maps (1886)

Winship’s Vista del Mar (at the southeast corner of Motor and Manning avenues) is the largest undivided single-owner piece of The Palms subdivision.

Winship’s Vista del Mar (1898)

A 1923 resubdivision of The Palms at the northeast corner of Overland Avenue and National Boulevard, Vista Del Mar was wiped from the map for construction of the Santa Monica Freeway. 

Seymour’s Vista Del Mar (1923)

Writings of Palms’ premiere historian and booster, David I. Worsfold (1907-1975).

David Worsfold Articles

The Palms fielded baseball teams in the early 20th century. 

The Palms Crescents “base ball” team

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