- Type of Place
- Metro Area
- Los Angeles/San Diego
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
Definitely not a sundown town at all. My Black gf in 1984 used to live there with her husband, a Black doctor. She loved the place and never complained of any racism. So surely it was not a sundown town in 1984.
Palos Verdes Estates is a planned community that
was first formed in 1923 and incorporated in 1940.
The entire community may have been covered by
restrictive covenants. A corporation attempting to
attract residents to the new development in the 1920s
and 30s published a booklet entitled “The Palos
Verdes Protective Restrictions,” which stated “no
person not of the white race (except servants and
students) shall use or occupy any part of the
In 1930, Mexican Americans were reclassified in
the US Census, from white to non-white, allowing
Palos Verdes Estates to exclude Mexican Americans as
well as other people of color.