HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN was designated a distinct historic district of the City of Los Angeles by the City Council on August 2, 2002. In the early part of the 20th Century, Filipinos settled in areas of downtown Los Angeles now known as Little Tokyo and Bunker Hill. In the 1940s due to post-war redevelopment displacement, the Filipino-American community was shifted northwest of Downtown. Filipinos began purchasing homes, establishing businesses, starting civic organizations, and eventually settled along and around the Temple-Beverly Corridor. While today’s Historic Filipinotown reflects the polyglot nature of Los Angeles, it continues to have a sizable Filipino population and serves as the region’s historic, social, and cultural center for Filipino Americans.