Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 8 from 2-4 pm... more
Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
Preservation Resource Center
Open Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am - 2 pm... 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
About Us
Celebrating our architectural heritage... more
Pergola at Palisades Park, 915 Ocean Avenue

Preservation Resource Center

Now open!

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

Visit our award-winning Center for user-friendly information about historic resources and preservation. Free tours are offered during operating hours.... more

Weekly Tours

Downtown Walking Tours

Every Saturday at 10 am
1436 Second Street

Beach House Docent Tours

Friday - Monday from 11 am - 2 pm
415 Pacific Coast Highway


The Conservancy Receives Award from U.S. Green Building Council

The Conservancy’s Preservation Resource Center has achieved yet another award; this time from the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles chapter at its 13th Annual Green Gala on November ... more

December 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

Docents Needed at Shotgun House

The Shotgun House offers docents the rare opportunity to actively engage visitors in looking at and talking about the house and its rotating exhibits. Docents create interactive conversations ... more

Call for Nominations: 2018 Preservation Awards

Every year the Conservancy celebrates the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring exemplary projects and contributions. Since 2004, award-winning projects have included residences, commercial and ... more

The Latest on the Civic Auditorium and Sports Field

At the June 27 City Council Meeting, Council voted unanimously to support moving forward on the “temporary” multipurpose sports field in place of the surface parking lot on ... more


Free Talk: Millard Sheets & Mid-Century Commercial Architecture in California

Discover the work of Millard Sheets and his collaborations with Howard Ahmanson. Explore the mosaics, murals, stained glass, and sculptures that celebrated both family life and the history of the Golden State in their projects. more

Free Talk: History of Carnegie Libraries

In honor of Ocean Park Library's 100th birthday this year, the Conservancy is co-hosting a talk on the history of Carnegie libraries. more

Julia Morgan Legacy Event

Celebrate the legacy of Julia Morgan, California’s first woman architect. more

March Landmarks Commission Meeting

The Landmarks Commission designates landmarks and structures of merit, advises on potential historic districts, regulates the alteration of any landmark, maintains a current list of designated historic resources, and participates in environmental review procedures. more

2018 Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards

Winners of this year’s Preservation Awards will be honored, and the Conservancy will review its work and effectiveness in 2017 as well as hold board elections. more
Featured Building
The "Inkwell"
“A Place of Celebration and Pain” tops the plaque commemorating this historic gathering place for African Americans long after racial restriction attempts at public beaches were abandoned in 1927. more
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