Duarte | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (l-r): former Duarte School, courtesy City of Duarte Planning Department); Route 66 sign by Shal Farley on Flickr

Duarte does not currently have a historic preservation ordinance.  Though the City was working toward that goal in 2008 and such an ordinance was discussed in a study session, the City Council did not give direction to pursue the topic further.

The City has made progress with historic preservation with its first citywide survey of architectural resources, which was completed in 2003.  In 2007, Duarte adopted a Historic Preservation Element as part of the City’s General Plan, which outlines a number of goals, objectives and policies for historic preservation in the City.

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): 
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 Duarte, we suggest contacting the following representative to express your interest and ask about opportunities -- particularly in helping to create a preservation ordinance if the city doesn't have one:

Craig Hensley
Community Development Director
(626) 357-7931 ext. 231

Please let us know if this information is out of date.

The Conservancy isn't aware of a local preservation group or historical society for this community. If you know of one, please let us know.

You can reach us during regular business hours at info@laconservancy.org or (213) 623-2489.

We don't know of any community-specific resources for local preservation in Duarte. 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.