Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, January 28... more
Join us for tours, refreshments, and music!
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
Get Involved
Volunteer with the Santa Monica Conservancy... more
Marion Davies Guest House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway

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


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

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


One-Year Anniversary of the Preservation Resource Center

Join the Conservancy as we celebrate our one year anniversary of the rehabilitated Shotgun House, the site of our Preservation Resource Center. Our celebration will include free tours, refreshments, music and more. more

Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the LA Central Library

Ken Breisch, Ph.D., will discuss his new book, which traces how the library evolved from a private library association into one of the largest public library systems in the US — with architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue’s building, a beloved LA landmark, as its centerpiece. 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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