NANDC History

The NANDC Area

The NANDC area is located in the West Adams district, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of buildings built between 1880 and 1925. It includes the neighborhoods of Adams-Normandie, Exposition Park, University Park and parts of Jefferson Park (area codes 90007, 90018, 90037,  90062, and 90089).

With its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC, West Adams was once the wealthiest districts in the city. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.

Four LA Metro Expo Line stations are located within the NANDC area: USC/Jefferson station Expo Park/USC station, Vermont station and Western station.

Historical Moments in the NANDC Area

  • Two Olympic Games were held at various venues within Exposition Park; the 1932 Summer Olympics and the 1984 Summer Olympics. The Exposition Park neighborhood will once again play a major role when the Games return to Los Angeles for the 2028 Summer Olympics
  • The very first Super Bowl took place in the NANDC area in 1968 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and then again in 1973 with Super Bowl VII
  • 1960 Democratic National Convention took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
  • In 2012, the decommissioned space shuttle Endeavour was placed on permanent display at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. It is the only space shuttle on the west coast.

Historical NANDC Buildings and Architecture

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