Holiday Party
Celebrate with the Conservancy!... more
Sunday, December 4 from 3-5 PM
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

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 in Santa Monica and the methods and benefits of historic 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


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

Conservancy Celebrates Milestones: 1000th Visitor & Preservation Design Award

Last week the Santa Monica Conservancy welcomed its 1000th and 1001st visitors, Mike and Megan Lampkin of Santa Monica, to its Preservation Resource Center in Ocean Park. The ... 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


West Adams Heritage Association Progressive Dinner Tour

Take part in a unique architectural experience: tour houses in the Western Heights neighborhood of Historic West Adams while enjoying a progressive dinner along the way. more

2016 Annual Holiday Party

Celebrate the holidays with the Conservancy at a beautiful, landmarked American Colonial Revival style residence and enjoy food, wine, and the company of other preservationists. more

Docent Holiday Trip to San Diego

Join Conservancy docents for a trip to San Diego and enjoy music, the arts and architecture, and dinner at the former Marion Davies Beach House bar. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

Happy Birthday, Marion!

You're invited to a winter tradition at the Beach House! Happy Birthday Marion! features live music, dancing, home movie footage of Marion Davies and W.H. Hearst traveling abroad, and more! 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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