Annual Meeting &
Preservation Awards

Saturday, April 8 from 2-4 pm... more
Annual Fundraising Salon
Discover a Landmark of the Future
Saturday, June 10... more

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
Support Our Preservation Resource Center... more
Shotgun House, 2520 2nd Street

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.

An award-winning model for adaptive reuse, the Center provides visitors with practical, user-friendly information about historic resources and preservation.... more

Weekly Tours

Downtown Walking Tours

Every Saturday at 10 am.

Beach House Docent Tours

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


Santa Monica Conservancy Achieves LEED™ Gold

The Santa Monica Conservancy has earned LEED™ Gold certification, demonstrating that even a small, 100-year-old shotgun house can be rehabilitated and adapted for sustainable, contemporary use. "We are extremely pleased ... more

Call for Nominations: 2017 Preservation Awards

Do you know a project, person, structure or group you would recommend for a 2017 Award? Every year the Conservancy celebrates the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and ... more

December 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

Santa Monica Conservancy Receives Governor's Preservation Award

The Santa Monica Conservancy has received one of twelve prestigious Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. On the heels of receiving a Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), ... more

New Mills Act Contracts Approved 

At the October 25th City Council meeting, Santa Monica’s most important preservation incentive was granted to the owners of two designated city landmarks, 504 Pier Avenue and 305 ... more


Julia Morgan Legacy Event

Join the Santa Monica Conservancy in a special commemoration of architect Julia Morgan, California’s first woman architect. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

Talk + Tour: The Story of Old Pasadena

Discover Pasadena's historic district’s long history and why many of its old buildings have a "split personality" in this talk and walking tour. more

Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards

Join the Santa Monica Conservancy for our Annual Meeting and 2017 Preservation Awards. And discover the dramatic story of the return of Stanton Macdonald-Wright’s murals to our main library in 2005. more

Save the Date: Annual Fundraising Salon on June 10

Mark your calendars! Our Annual Salon will take place in a Landmark of the Future, designed by Ray Kappe, and the first LEED certified Platinum home in the U.S. 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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