Fall Salon
See the best work of architect John Byers... more
Sunday, October 23 from 3-5 pm
Holiday Party
Celebrate with the Conservancy!... more
Sunday, December 4 from 3-5 PM
San Vicente Historic District Approved
Santa Monica's first new historic district in 15 years!... more
Now Open!
Preservation Resource Center... more
Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday 11a - 2p
News + Advocacy
Ongoing Conservancy efforts and preservation development... more
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street
A Walk Through History
Weekly Downtown Walking Tour... more
Builders Exchange, 1503-1515 Fourth 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

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.

A 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 preserving older buildings. ... more

Weekly Tours

Downtown Walking Tours

Every Saturday at 10 am.

Beach House Docent Tours

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


September 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

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

ASID-LA Donates $2,000 to the PRC

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) held a Green Art Competition on St Patrick’s Day benefiting the Conservancy’s Preservation Resource Center (PRC). ... 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

The Downtown Community Plan and Preservation

The draft Downtown Community Plan (DCP), now targeted for adoption in the spring of 2017, proposes, among many other things, strengthening policies in several key areas “to ensure preservation of character in the ... more


Irving Gill: Los Angeles Home Tour

Take a glimpse inside three important Gill houses in the Los Angeles area on this exclusive day-long excursion. Transportation, an educational brochure and gourmet boxed lunch provided. more

Fall Salon in Architectural Masterpiece

Authors on Architecture: Serraino on Creativity

What makes a person creative? What personality traits are necessary to actualize that creativity? A study of architects in the late 1950s is revealed by author and architect Pierluigi Serraino, AIA, in his book The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study. more

Historic Resources Inventory: Community Outreach Meeting

Please join the Planning and Community Development department and the project team for the second Community Outreach Meeting. At the meeting, City staff and the consultant team will discuss the current status of the HRI Update project. more

Grand Central Air Terminal Tour

Visit the newly rehabilitated Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to visit an architectural and cultural treasure! Anyone interested in design, LA history and aviation will find it fascinating. 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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