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

Preservation Resource Center

Now open!

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

Visit our award-winning Center for practical, 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


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

Santa Monica Conservancy Receives LA Conservancy Award

The Santa Monica Conservancy will be recognized by the Los Angeles Conservancy with a Preservation Award at its 36th Annual Preservation Award luncheon at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel ... more

Call for Docents

  "Oh! The places you'll go!" exclaimed Dr. Seuss in his well-known children's book...and the Conservancy wants to take you there, but we need more volunteers to lead the way. Tour ... more


Chain Reaction Re-dedication Ceremony

Celebrate the rehabilitation of "Chain Reaction" and the new "Peace Garden" surrounding it. Conservancy President Carol Lemlein will be among the guest speakers at this ceremony. more

Old Pasadena Walking Tour

Take a docent-led tour through this historic neighborhood with its many hidden and unusual architectural details, old alleyways, and historic signs. more

July 4 Parade

March with the Conservancy and help us promote our programs and tours. more

Author Talk: Cory Buckner on Frederic P. Lyman

Author and architect Cory Buckner discusses the little-known work of the inventive and skilled Frederic P. Lyman who practiced in Los Angeles during the 1960s and 1970s. The work is detailed in Buckner’s new book, The Lyman House and the Work of Fredric P. Lyman. 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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