Artesia | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos courtesy (l-r) Old Station #30, Artesia Historical Museum

Artesia does not have a traditional historic preservation program, but has established an ordinance that led to the designation of the city historic district, which includes the city’s old fire station. 

The Community, Culture and Economic Element in the City's 2010 General Plan identifies some significant sites, including the Artesia Water Tower and Artesia DES (Divino Espirito Santa) Hall, and sets forth some goals towards their preservation.  

The scoring details for this community appear below. To see scores for all communities, compare specific communities and categories, and learn more about the Report Card, visit our Report Card microsite.

Category (points available)
Total Score (out of a possible 245, plus Extra Credit): 
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
The city has ordinance language establishing a specific Historical District zone that contains two structures.
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
The Cultural and Historic Resources sub-element in the General Plan's Community, Culture, and Economic Element identifies some significant sites.
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
The General Plan, which includes identified significant sites, was updated in 2010.
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
Additional Incentives (5): 
Parking requirement waivers for historic resources owned by the city and Portuguese Hall
Certified Local Government (5): 
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
Extra Credit (1-25): 

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Artesia, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Okina Dor
Community Development Director
(562) 865-6262

Express your interest and ask about opportunities, particularly in helping to create a preservation ordinance if the city doesn't have one.

Local Group

Artesia Historical Society on Facebook

If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional resources, please contact us at or (213) 623-2489.

We don't know of any community-specific resources for local preservation in Artesia. If you do, please let us know.

For general information about using the California Environmental Quality Act to protect historic places in your community, you can download our Guide to CEQA in English or Spanish.

For other resources, including a model ordinance and glossary of basic preservation terms, please see the Resources tab on our Report Card microsite.