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)

David I. Worsfold (1907-1975) was The Palms’ premiere historian and booster. His writings about the area are collected here.

David Worsfold Articles

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)

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