In the early 1900s, real estate developer Jared Sidney Torrance and other investors saw the value of creating a mixed industrial–residential community south of Los Angeles. They purchased part of an old Spanish land grant and hired landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. to design a new planned community. The resulting town was founded in October 1912 and named after Torrance. The city of Torrance was formally incorporated in May 1921. The first residential avenue created in Torrance was Gramercy and the second avenue was Andreo. Many of the houses on these avenues turned 100 years of age in 2012. Both avenues are located in the area referred to as Old Town Torrance. This section of Torrance is under review to be classified as a historical district. Some of the early civic and residential buildings were designed by the renowned and innovative Southern California architect Irving Gill, in his distinctive combining of Mission Revival and early Modernist architecture.
Walteria is a region of the City of Torrance in southern California. It is south of the Pacific Coast Highway. The local Zip code is 90505. Walteria’s namesake is Captain A. Richard Walters of Atkinson, Illinois. Walters moved to the rich farming area in the 1880s and built the Walters Hotel, a stagecoach stop, on the main road connecting the salt works in Redondo Beach with the harbor in San Pedro.
Here are the annexations during that period (see map above, from Torrance Herald’s June 1936 “Torrance on Review” special section above):
Northwest Torrance, Feb. 9, 1926. 4.14 square miles including much of the western part of the city. 2. Meadow Park, Jsn. 18, 1927. The largest tract annexed by the city at 5.91 square miles, it included South Torrance from Lomita to Torrance Beach. 3. Walteria, March 12, 1928. 0.39 square miles. 4. Helbush, Sept. 10, 1929. A very small 6-acre tract on the eastern edge of the Meadow Park tract. 5. McDonald, June 2. 1930. 3.68 square miles. North Torrance. 6. South Torrance, May 26, 1931. 0.94 square miles that include Southeast Torrance as it wraps around the northern Lomita border.
Walteria Real Estate
View! View and more View … this beautiful home is rare on the real estate market. Graceful two story single family home located in Walteria – Victoria Knolls section of Torrance.
Spectacular panoramic city and mountain views from living, dining and family room. Especially large family room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and large view deckfilled with city light views at night and mountains and Los Angeles & Long Beach harbors by day. Only minutes away from major shopping centers, beaches and awards winning schools.
The home of the biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. The Alpine Village is a little piece of Bavaria transplanted into sunny Southern California.
Visit our Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub, as well as out import market featuring a huge array of German products, sausages and meats, and of course the 40 year old Oktoberfest event!
Del Amo Fashion Center (the Mall); Carson Street & Hawthorne Blvd., (310) 542-8525. The largest mall in the western United States with 350 stores-the finest assortment of retail, restaurant and service establishments in Southern California, including three food courts.
Downtown Historic Shopping District, bordered by Torrance Blvd. on the north, Cabrillo Street on the west, Carson Street on the south, and Arlington Avenue on the west. This area is full of historic buildings, some in fully restored condition that which also provide a variety of shopping, browsing, and eating opportunities. Visit The Depot for fine dining.
Torrance “real” Farmers Market featuring a year-round selection of California grown fruits, nuts, vegetables, eggs, honey, baked goods, fish, cut flowers and nursery stock. Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Charles H. Wilson Park; 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.(between Sepulveda Blvd. and Carson St.) Year-Round, Rain or Shine!
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