Los Angeles has established itself as a preservation leader on several fronts.
The city’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1962, is one of the earliest in the nation for a major city.
Los Angeles established an Office of Historic Resources in 2006 to coordinate the city’s historic preservation activities and support its Cultural Heritage Commission.
Los Angeles became a Certified Local Government in 2007, and its active Mills Act program is the second-largest in the state.
Los Angeles has designated over 1,000 local landmarks and twenty-nine historic districts (HPOZs) that encompass more than 14,000 properties.
Los Angeles is in the process of conducting its first-ever citywide historic resources survey, SurveyLA. This survey is the largest such project ever undertaken by a single municipality, spanning over 800,000 parcels.
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If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Los Angeles, you have a large number of options, depending on your location and interests.
Manager, Office of Historic Resources
Given its vast size, Los Angeles has a number of local preservation groups. Just a few include:
Art Deco Society of Los Angeles
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
West Adams Heritage Association
If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest other groups or ways to get involved, please contact us at email@example.com or (213) 623-2489.
Most of the following resources are specific to Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.