Architectural tour
Saturday, October 7 from 1-5 pm... more
Fifteen historic places of worship
Former Home Savings
Is Now a Landmark

... more
2017 Preservation Awards
Eight exemplary contributions to preservation... more
Aeroplane Bungalow at 315 Tenth St
Preservation Resource Center
Open Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
11am - 2pm... more

Downtown Walking Tour
Every Saturday at 10 am... more
Builder's Exchange, 1501-1509 4th St
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, end of Colorado Avenue
Get Involved
Volunteer with the Santa Monica Conservancy... more
Marion Davies Guest House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway

Preservation Resource Center

Now open!

Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday
11 am - 2 pm, and by appointment
2520 2nd Street

Visit our award-winning Center for user-friendly information about historic resources and preservation.... more

Weekly Tours

Downtown Walking Tours

Every Saturday at 10 am
1436 Second Street

Beach House Docent Tours

Friday - Monday, 11 am - 2 pm
415 Pacific Coast Hwy more


The Latest on the Civic Auditorium and Sports Field

At the June 27 City Council Meeting, Council voted unanimously to support moving forward on the “temporary” multipurpose sports field in place of the surface parking lot on ... more

The Santa Monica Conservancy Receives Award from Los Angeles Business Council

The Santa Monica Conservancy's Preservation Resource Center received one of two Preservation Awards presented at the 47th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business ... more

June 2017 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

The Santa Monica Conservancy Announces 2017 Preservation Awards

The Santa Monica Conservancy recognized eight exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring individuals, building owners and architectural firms at its ... more

Home Savings is Designated!

Nearly four years after it was nominated by the Landmarks Commission, the former Home Savings building at 26th and Wilshire, and the parcel on which it is located, have been designated as a ... more


Modern by Moonlight Tour

A nighttime twist on the Modern Skyline walking tour, explore the skyscrapers and plazas of Bunker Hill in the soft glow of twilight. more

Highland Park Heritage Trust Walking Tour

Explore the rich and varied architectural and social history of the Sycamore Grove area of Highland Park, one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods.


Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Commission designates landmarks and structures of merit, advises on potential historic districts, regulates the alteration of any landmark, maintains a current list of designated historic resources, and participates in environmental review procedures. more

Lecture: History of Ocean Park

Attend a lively presentation on the colorful, and at times notorious, history of the Ocean Park neighborhood. more

Neon Bus Tour

Take a narrated bus tour of neon signs, movie marquees and contemporary neon art through Downtown, Chinatown and Hollywood. 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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