Discover Historic Los Angeles

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(and counting!) historic places to explore throughout Los Angeles County! Use our searchable map to discover the places that make Los Angeles unique!

Photo by Larry Underhill

Learn about preservation efforts, how to get involved at the local level, and featured locations of each of L.A. County's eighty-eight cities, plus the unicorporated county. 

Photo from Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

Browse themed collections of historic sites on our microsite Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A.

"I joined the Conservancy to support, among other things, its performance of the valuable function of shining a bright light on the city's history, which many of our neighbors look at every day but never really see."

-Dennis Supanich, Conservancy member since 1990
Photo by Larry Underhill

We have a whole section of our website dedicated to exploring, celebrating, and saving great Modern places throughout Los Angeles County.

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Explore the social, cinematic, and architectural history of this unique street.

Protect the Historic Places That Matter to You

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

How do Modern places differ from older landmarks when it comes to preservation? Here's a quick overview.

Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Learn how to designate a building or site as a local landmark with our Landmark THIS! Guide.

Photo by Cindy Olnick/L.A. Conservancy

Stay up to speed with our monthly E-News, timely Action Alerts, and other news tailored to your interests.

Photo by Lauren Everett/L.A. Conservancy

Above and beyond membership dues, donations to the Preservation Advocacy Fund directly support our efforts to save historic places.

Unleash Your Inner Preservationist

Photo courtesy San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Have your next event in a unique historic place! You'll help to keep them vital and make your occasions even more special.

Photo by Stephen Russo

Share your passion for historic Los Angeles while learning even more and making new friends.

Photo courtesy Spectra Company

When you need work done on your historic property, look for professionals who have the knowledge and skill to do the job right.