Now Open!
Preservation Resource Center... more
Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday 11a - 2p
2016 Preservation Awards
Click here to view the winners!... more
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.

Special 2-for-1 Deal through May 31! more

Beach House Docent Tours

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 am to 2 pm. 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

Santa Monica Conservancy Announces 2016 Preservation Awards

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

March 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

Preservation Resource Center Now Open at 2520 2nd Street!

Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm, and by appointment. For years, it was the dream of Conservancy leadership and many community members to save and ... 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


Special 2­-for-­1 Offer for the Santa Monica Downtown Walking Tour

Discover Santa Monica’s eclectic past through a leisurely architectural walking tour of the neighborhood. more

Historic Resources Inventory Outreach: North of Montana Residents

Join the City's project team as they briefly present the Historic Resources Inventory update project. Tell the City about historic places in the community that matter to you! more

5th Annual Nick Gabaldon Day

Celebrate historical African-American beach culture at this monument site by exploring local history, taking a free surf lesson, history, and discovering shoreline ocean life. more

Conservancy Tours Featured during COAST Open Streets Event

The Preservation Resource Center at 2520 2nd Street will be offering free tours from 9 am and 3 pm. At the northern end of the event, Conservancy docents will be leading free mini-tours of Downtown between 10 am and 2 pm, starting at Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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