San Vicente Courtyards
Proposed Historic District Moves Forward... more
Future walking tour planned!
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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

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

June 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

Proposed San Vicente Courtyard Historic District Moves Forward

The San Vicente Courtyard Corridor Characterized by buildings configured around lawns and gardens set back from the street, the San Vicente Courtyard corridor between Ocean Avenue and 7th Street ... 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

Five New Mills Act Contracts Approved

Five New Mills Act Contracts Approved Santa Monica’s most important preservation incentive was granted to five landmark property owners at the October 28 meeting of the City Council.  This ... more

Events

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

Civic Working Group

Join the Civic Working Group and provide input on recommendations for the renovation, programming and long-term operation of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. more

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

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

Civic Working Group

Join the Civic Working Group and provide input on recommendations for the renovation, programming and long-term operation of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. 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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