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OHR Publishes Latino Los Angeles Historic Context Statement

A new citywide historic context statement lays the groundwork for preservation of places relating to the city's rich Latino history.

HistoricPlacesLA Launched!

The City of L.A. and the Getty Conservation Institute have launched, the online information system for L.A.'s historic resources.

OHR Proposes Procedural Amendments to Cultural Heritage Ordinance

Proposed changes to the Cultural Heritage Ordinance would help create a clearer, fairer process for Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) nominations.

Nominations Now Open for 2016 HPOZ Awards!

The Office of Historic Resources is now accepting nominations for the HPOZ Awards, honoring noteworthy work in the City’s 30 Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, or historic districts.

While other preservation awards recognize projects at a larger scale or with citywide impact, the HPOZ Awards are meant to recognize good stewardship of historic resources at a smaller scale, honoring rehabilitation work or initiatives that reinforce the identify of our historic neighborhoods. Eligible categories include rehabilitation, restoration, landscaping, paint, community outreach, and sustainable low impact development practices. 

The nomination form is available here (see attachment below). Nominations are due on July 15th. The awards will be presented as part of the Los Angeles Historic Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, October 15th (save the date!), co-sponsored by the OHR and the Los Angeles Conservancy.



SurveyLA to Develop Jewish History Context

SurveyLA is developing California's first citywide historic context statement on Jewish community history.

52nd Place Becomes Los Angeles' 30th Historic District

The Los Angeles City Council has approved the City’s 30th Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), the 52nd Place Tifal Brothers Tract HPOZ

Department Launches New Neighborhood Conservation Initiative

The Department of City Planning's new Neighborhood Conservation Initiative aims to protect the character of L.A.'s unique residential communities.

New Cultural Heritage Commissioners Appointed

Mayor Eric Garcetti has added three new members to the City's Cultural Heritage Commission in recent months, all with architectural expertise.

OHR's "How-To" Guide to Conducting Historical Research

Are you looking to research the history of a Los Angeles building? Here are a few tips to get you started.

SurveyLA Highlighted on National Television

SurveyLA, the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey, was the focus of a May 12 feature story on the national PBS NewsHour.