Spectacular Vernacular
Annual architectural tour September 18 from 1-5 pm... more
Now Open!
Preservation Resource Center... more
Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday 11a - 2p
San Vicente Historic District Approved
Santa Monica's first new historic district in 15 years!... more
A Walk Through History
Weekly Downtown Walking Tour... more
Builders Exchange, 1503-1515 Fourth Street
News + Advocacy
Ongoing Conservancy efforts and preservation development... more
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street
Santa Monica’s Historic Places
Explore the city’s architectural and cultural heritage... more
Looff Hippodrome, Foot of Colorado Avenue
Support the Preservation Resource Center... more
Shotgun House, circa 1899
About Us
Celebrating our architectural heritage... more
Pergola at Palisades Park, 915 Ocean Avenue

Preservation Resource Center

Now open!

Open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm, and by appointment. Located at 2520 2nd St in Santa Monica.

A model for adaptive reuse, the Center provides visitors with practical, user-friendly information about historic resources in Santa Monica and the methods and benefits of preserving older buildings. ... more

Weekly Tours

Downtown Walking Tours

Every Saturday at 10 am.

Beach House Docent Tours

Open Wednesday and Friday - Monday from 11 am to 2 pm. more


Conservancy Celebrates Milestones: 1000th Visitor & Preservation Design Award

Last week the Santa Monica Conservancy welcomed its 1000th and 1001st visitors, Mike and Megan Lampkin of Santa Monica, to its Preservation Resource Center in Ocean Park. The ... more

ASID-LA Donates $2,000 to the PRC

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) held a Green Art Competition on St Patrick’s Day benefiting the Conservancy’s Preservation Resource Center (PRC). ... more

Help Santa Monica's Historic Resource Inventory

The City of Santa Monica is currently updating its Historic Resources Inventory (HRI), a database which lists existing and potential historic resources throughout the City and provides an ... more

The Downtown Community Plan and Preservation

The draft Downtown Community Plan (DCP), now targeted for adoption in the spring of 2017, proposes, among many other things, strengthening policies in several key areas “to ensure preservation of character in the ... more

June 2016 Newsletter Now Available

The latest Conservancy newsletter is now available online, as well as past editions. Our newsletter covers upcoming preservation events, preservation issues, features on the people and places of ... more


California Incline Grand Opening

Come be a part of history! Last constructed in 1930, the new seismically-upgraded Incline has been completed with a dedicated bike and pedestrian lane. Come explore the bridge! more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Commission meets the second Monday of each month in City Council chambers at City Hall. more

International Coastal Cleanup Day

Join together in the worldwide annual beach cleanup at the Bay Street/Inkwell monument and stop by the Conservancy exhibit where docents will offer information about preservation and our organization. more

Modernist Cottages: The Democratic Architecture Of Irving Gill

Join the SAH/SCC this fall as they celebrate the work of Irving Gill. In the first of three events, professor Thomas Hines will discuss his research on Gill in his definitive monograph. more

Spectacular Vernacular Tour

Don't tear it down! is the theme of our annual house tour, spotlighting five vintage homes in three architectural styles throughout Santa Monica. more
Featured Building
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
The Civic Auditorium’s five sky-piercing concrete masts are the building’s most striking feature and convey this spirit of innovation and freedom. more
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