Join the Conservancy, in collaboration with the Historic San Vicente Coalition, for a free walking tour of the proposed San Vicente Boulevard Historic District, stretching from Ocean Avenue to Seventh Street on Sunday, October 25 at 10 am and 10:30 am. Tours last about 1.5-2 hours and are free, but reservations are required. The tours will begin at the northeast corner of San Vicente Boulevard and 4th Street. Click here for reservations.
This corridor of courtyard housing was recently nominated for designation as a historic district by the city’s Landmark Commission with support from a number of local organizations and courtyard residents who are working to retain the architecture and character of this unique neighborhood. If designated, this district will become the third in Santa Monica.
Courtyard housing is unique to Southern California. This corridor contains the most significant and cohesive concentration of courtyard buildings in Santa Monica, creating a distinctive neighborhood of architecturally noteworthy buildings built between 1937 and 1953. The buildings are two-and-three stories, configured around a landscaped open space, and designed in various architectural styles such as Streamline Moderne, American Colonial Revival, and Mid-Century Modern. This tour will provide an opportunity to learn more about Santa Monica’s courtyards and the distinctive character of the San Vicente corridor.