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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
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Horatio West Court, 1140 Hollister Avenue
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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 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 11 am to 2 pm, unless there is a private event booked in the Guest House. Tours begin at 11 am, 12 pm + 1 pm. more

News

March 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

2015 Preservation Award Winners

The Santa Monica Conservancy recognized exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring individuals, building owners and architectural firms at its Annual ... more

Shotgun House to Open in Spring!

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 ... more

Landmark Courtyard Threatened with Demolition

Landmark Courtyard Apartments Threatened with Demolition -- Again!   An Environmental Impact Report is being prepared for the demolition of Colonial Revival courtyard apartments at 423 Ocean Avenue to enable ... 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

The Story of the Legendary Pacific Ocean Park

The Venice Historical Society presents authors and historians Marc Wanamaker and Domenic Priore. more

Third Street Historic District Neighborhood Tour

The Third Street Historic District features a variety of architectural styles, from Victorian to Gothic, to American Colonial Revival, to California Craftsman, to Spanish Colonial Revival. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

15th Annual Antique & Contemporary Tile Sale

The California Heritage Museum presents its annual tile, art pottery, and furniture sale. 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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