El Segundo | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (l-r): El Segundo High School by Tony Hoffarth on Flickr; Automobile Driving Museum by ATOMIC Hot Links on Flickr

El Segundo

El Segundo established a historic preservation ordinance in 1993, which allows for the designation of individual landmarks.  The ordinance does not establish the ability to designate historic districts, and the designation of individual landmarks requires owner consent.  However, the City has not been active in the use of its historic preservation ordinance, and has not yet designated any landmarks.

There is no historic resource survey for the entire city, but there is one for the city’s downtown: The Downtown Specific Plan, last updated in 2014.

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 El Segundo, 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:

Paul Samaras
Principal Planner
(310) 524-2340

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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

The first resource listed below is specific to El Segundo. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Guide to CEQA (Conservancy website)

If any of these links are broken or incorrect, or if you would like to suggest other resources for preservation in El Segundo, please let us know by emailing info@laconservancy.org.