Irwindale | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (l-r): Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area by Rick R. 1 on Flickr; Our Lady of Guadalupe Church by Jim A. Beardsley

Irwindale established a historic preservation ordinance in 2009, which allows for the designation of individual landmarks. The ordinance does not establish the ability to designate historic landmarks, and the designation of individual landmarks requires owner consent.

Irwindale has not yet conducted a citywide survey of historic resources.  The “Cultural & Historic Resources” section in the City’s General Plan contains a list of “Existing Historic Resources in Irwindale” identifying three sites of historical significance.

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): 
List of resources identified in General Plan
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 Irwindale, we suggest contacting the following representative to express your interest and ask about opportunities:

Brandi Jones
Senior Planner
(626) 430-2206

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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 or (213) 623-2489.

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