Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill has quite a bit of history. It began as a famous neighborhood well before the creation of Beverly Hills. Several rich actors, entertainers, and other famous individuals took up residence in the area. Today it is still a scenic place to visit in Los Angeles, California. However, it has changed since the early days. It is a historic local, with several sites of importance.

For instance, in 1938 there was a large dispute about the neighborhood. Many African- Americans wanted to purchase property in the area known as West Adams Heights at the time. It was also referred to as Sugar Hill. At the time there was a racial restriction covenant. Judge Clarke was hearing the case. He went to Sugar Hill after two hours of arguments in his courtroom and decided the next day to lift the ban.

The official area called Sugar Hill was the place any African- American could buy property in West Adam Heights. Many of those purchasing land here were entertainers such as Louise Beavers, Earl Grant, and Hattie McDaniel. Homes from the early 1900s still remain and visitors can drive through West Adam Heights and around Sugar Hill to see them.

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