Higher Learning Institutions
When, in 1865 Loyola College of Los Angeles, formerly St. Vincent’s College, relocated from the downtown area of Los Angeles to Westchester, it became known as Loyola University of Los Angeles. From the “merger” with Mary Mount College in 1973, the campus opened to both men and women and was renamed Loyola Marymount University.
Established in 1918 as Otis Art Institute in the downtown area of Los Angeles, it became the first independent professional school of art. In 1997 the institute relocated to Westchester leaving land that had been originally bequeathed by Los Angeles Times founder, Harris Gray Otis. Today it occupies what had been the IBM Aerospace headquarters, designed by architect Eliot Noyes, and is now known as the Otis College of Art and Design.