Norwalk | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Norwalk does not currently have a historic preservation ordinance.

Norwalk has not yet conducted a survey of its historic resources.  However, there is a brief list of three identified significant properties and one identified significant district listed under the Historic Resources section of the Educational and Cultural Resources Element of Norwalk’s General Plan, adopted February 29, 1996: Sproul Museum (historic house), 12237 Sproul Street; Pattison Ranch, 11951 Imperial Hwy; Darius David Johnston (Hargitt House), 12436 Mapledale Street; Front Street commercial buildings.

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): 
Three significant sites identified in General Plan, 1996
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 Norwalk, 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:

Jessica Serrano
Senior Planner
(562) 929-5741

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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