CITYWIDE HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEY:
SurveyLA Wants to Hear from You!
The Conservancy is proud to participate on the advisory committee for the first-ever comprehensive survey of Los Angeles’ historic resources, led by the city’s Office of Historic Resources (OHR) and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).
Known as SurveyLA: The Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey Project, this multi-year, multi-disciplinary effort will transform the city’s ability to protect our rich yet vulnerable architectural heritage.
The citywide survey has long been one of the Conservancy’s top legislative priorities and is one of the most important citywide historic preservation initiatives in many years. Historic resource surveys are the cornerstone of any local government preservation program.
Only by knowing what historic resources exist can a city begin to take steps to protect them, and GCI’s research has revealed that less than fifteen percent of Los Angeles has ever been inventoried.
Made possible by matching grant funding of up to $2.5 million from the Getty Foundation, the survey will take place in three phases. The second phase is currently underway.
SurveyLA will methodically identify, catalog, and make publicly accessible information about potentially historic resources throughout the city.
In addition to enabling proactive preservation measures for specific structures, the survey’s findings will inform development and urban planning decisions, helping to shape the city’s future growth in a way that respects our cultural heritage.
SurveyLA Needs Your Input!
OHR needs your help identifying significant places in your neighborhood as part of SurveyLA. You can help ensure a comprehensive survey by providing input on the city's hidden gems, which include socially, culturally, and architecturally significant sites. For more information, please visit the OHR website pages below:
More About SurveyLA
MyHistoric LA: Historic Resource Identification Form