Now Open!
Preservation Resource Center... more
Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday 11a - 2p
*Sunday, June 26 hours will be 12 - 3 pm
2016 Preservation Awards
Click here to view the winners!... more
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
Donate
Support the Preservation Resource Center... more
Shotgun House, circa 1899
About Us
Celebrating our architectural heritage... more
Pergola at Palisades Park, 915 Ocean Avenue

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.

* Sunday, June 26: The Center will be open 12 - 3 pm.

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.
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Beach House Docent Tours

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

News

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

June 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

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

Santa Monica Conservancy Announces 2016 Preservation Awards

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

March 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

Events

Santa Monica 4th of July Parade

Join the Conservancy in the annual 4th of July Parade for refreshments, live music, and festivities. more

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission Meeting

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

Historic Resources Inventory Outreach: Sunset Park Residents

Join the City's project team as they briefly present the Historic Resources Inventory update project. Tell the City about historic places in the community that matter to you! more

LA Coliseum Tour and Parkinson at USC

Join the SAH/SCC for a rare, behind-the-scenes visit of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home to the 1932 and 1984 Olympic games, two Superbowls and over 50 years of USC and UCLA football. more

Colorado Bridge Party

Pasadena’s festive block party on a world-famous historic bridge features food and drinks, live music, dancing, vintage cars, children’s activities, and more! 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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