Fall Salon
Explore the renovation of a rare mid-century home... more
Saturday, October 10
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Volunteer with the Santa Monica Conservancy... more
Marion Davies Guest House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica’s Historic Places
Explore the city’s architectural and cultural heritage... more
Looff Hippodrome, Foot of Colorado Avenue
A Walk Through History
Weekly Downtown Walking Tour... more
Builders Exchange, 1503-1515 Fourth Street
About Us
Celebrating our architectural heritage... more
Pergola at Palisades Park, 915 Ocean Avenue
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Shotgun House, circa 1899
Santa Monica’s Historic Places
Explore the city’s architectural and cultural heritage... more
Horatio West Court, 1140 Hollister Avenue
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Ongoing Conservancy efforts and preservation development... more
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street

Preservation Resource Center

Preservation Resource Center

For years, it has been 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 community. Now, that dream is becoming a reality. Preparations for the opening are nearing completion... 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

News

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

September 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

San Vicente Courtyard Historic District Nominated by Landmarks Commission

The proposed San Vicente Courtyard Historic District moved another step forward when it was nominated for designation at the July 13 Landmarks Commission Meeting. There will be an informational ... more

Docents Training for the New Resource Center

Seventeen volunteers – the first corps of docents for the Preservation Resource Center at the Shotgun House -- have now completed the classroom portion of their training to ... more

Update on the 5th Street Post Office

The building that housed Santa Monica’s main post office for over 70 years closed in June 2013. That August, the Santa Monica City Council (with strong support from ... more

Events

Old Pasadena Walking Tour

Discover the rich history of old Pasadena-- why it was almost demolished and how it was saved-- and explore its old alleyways, revitalized structures, and historic signs. more

Proposed San Vicente Boulevard Historic District Community Meeting

Join us at the informational meeting regarding the proposed San Vicente Boulevard Historic District. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

POSTPONED to Sep 17. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

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. 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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