Hancock Park is a historic and affluent residential neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles. It is built around the grounds of a private golf club. Developed in the 1920s, the neighborhood features architecturally distinctive residences and owes its name to developer and philanthropist George Allan Hancock, who subdivided the area with profits earned from oil drilling. Hancock was born and raised in a home what is now known as the La Brea Tar Pits, the world’s most famous Ice Age fossil excavation site. According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Hancock Park is flanked by Hollywood to the north, Larchmont and Windsor Square to the east, Koreatown to the southeast, Mid-Wilshire to the south and southwest and Fairfax to the west. Street boundaries are Melrose Avenue on the north, Arden Boulevard on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south and La Brea Avenue on the west.