Baldwin Hills Village, now known as Village Green, is a 68-acre residential development that was built during 1941-42.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2001, with a period of significance of 1935 to 1942. The landscape planning and layout is a major element in the design. Living units all open out onto landscaped common areas – the landscaping serves as the organizing element and the buildings are a background element. Parking and roadways are at the perimeter. The Village Green Owners Association has supported developing a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) that will be the foundation for understanding–and developing management strategies for sustaining–this great modern American designed landscape. Public recognition would further validate this effort.

Images Courtesy Robert Nicolais.