Baldwin Park | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (l-r): Baldwin Park Metrolink Station by GM Fonseca; Baldwin Park Arts & Recreation Center courtesy Martinez Architects, Inc.

Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park established its historic preservation program in 1988 with the adoption of a historic preservation ordinance.  The ordinance allows for the designation of both individual landmarks and historic districts, though the City has not been active in the use of the ordinance.  The City has only designated one landmark in the past, the former Central School Auditorium, but it was ultimately de-listed in the mid-1990s.  The City’s Planning Division has faced recent staffing cuts because of budgetary constraints.

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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): 
The city's Planning Commission sits as the Historic Resource Advisory Committee.
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
Additional Incentives (5): 
Certified Local Government (5): 
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
Extra Credit (1-25): 

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

City Representative

Ron Garcia
City Planner
(626) 960-4011ext. 475

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

Local Group

Baldwin Park Historical Society

Visit their website to learn more about their work and find direct contact information.

If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional resources, please contact us at or (213) 623-2489.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