San Fernando Valley History Digital Library
California State University Northridge

Oviatt Library

Dedication of "Welcome to Arleta" sign sponsored by the Arleta Chamber of Commerce, 1994

Weeks Poultry Colony, 1927.


A neighborhood founded in 1922 in the west San Fernando Valley between Canoga Park and Reseda. It was established by chicken farmer Charles Weeks as a utopian poultry and agriculture colony. In 1934, residents renamed the neighborhood Winnetka after Weeks' former hometown, Winnetka, Illinois.

Display Winnetka images with descriptions

18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge CA 91330 (818) 677-2285