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
Get Involved
Volunteer with the Santa Monica Conservancy... more
Marion Davies Guest House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway

Preservation Resource Center

Now open!

Open Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays 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. Explore more than 130 years of Santa Monica history in approximately two hours and six blocks. more

Beach House Docent Tours

The Guest House is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. more


Preservation Resource Center Opens on January 30!

For years, it was the dream of Conservancy leadership and many community members to save and rehabilitate Santa Monica’s Landmark Shotgun House as a Preservation Resource Center for our ... more

San Vicente Courtyard Apartments Historic District Approved!

Santa Monica has its first new historic district in fifteen years.  The City Council, on the recommendation of the Landmarks Commission, voted unanimously on December 15, 2015 to ... more

Call for Nominations: 2016 Preservation Awards

Call for Nominations: 2016 Preservation Awards Every year the Conservancy presents Preservation Awards to individuals and projects that represent exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and ... more

December 2015 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

Conservancy Announces Fall Salon at Award-Winning Mid-Century Home

We are pleased to invite you to explore the renovation and expansion of a rare Santa Monica mid-century home at the Conservancy’s Annual Salon on Saturday, October 10, ... more


Civic Working Group

The City Council-appointed Civic Working Group is leading a community visioning process for the future of the Civic Auditorium. Public input is shared at each meeting. more

Julia Morgan Legacy Event

Visit the Marion Davies Guest House and view the historic pool to see noted architect Julia Morgan’s work first hand. more

2016 Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards

Don't miss our 2016 Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards in the Grand Pavilion at Saint Monica’s Church. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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