Glendora | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (clockwise from upper left): Rubel Castle by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy; Glendora Library; Glendora Avenue by InSapphoWeTrust on Flickr (2)

Glendora has a longstanding commitment to preservation but, like many cities, its preservation program has suffered from recent budget constraints.

The city established its historic preservation ordinance in 1988 and began implementing several components of its historic preservation program.

The city has designated one historic district and nearly three dozen local landmarks, although owner consent is required for designation. A citywide survey of historic resources was completed in 1990.

Because of recent budget constraints, the city’s dedicated Historic Preservation Commission was disbanded in 2012, with the Planning Commission now assuming their duties.

Glendora also discontinued its Historical Preservation Grant, which provided modest funding for properties within the city’s historic district.

Glendora does offer another important preservation incentive, the popular Mills Act property tax abatement program for owners of designated historic properties. The city also does not charge fees for Certificates of Appropriateness.

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): 
The city previously had one, but since 2012 the Planning Commission has sat as the Historic Preservation Commission.
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 Glendora, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Mark Carnahan
City Planner
(626) 914-8200

Local Group

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If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional ways to get involved, please contact us at or (213) 623-2489.

Most of the following resources are specific to Glendora. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Designated Local Landmarks

Landmark Designation Process

Mills Act Application Process 

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 Glendora, please let us know by emailing