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HistoricPlacesLA Launched!

On February 24th the City of L.A. and the Getty Conservation Institute launched,

OHR Publishes Latino Los Angeles Historic Context Statement

The OHR worked with a team of consultants from GPA Consulting to develop a citywide historic context statement for SurveyLA relating to the city’s rich Latino history.The timing for the context allowed the OHR to follow on the recently completed statewide Latino context which was commissioned by the California Office of Historic Preservation. The local context covers a broader period of time, uses SurveyLA’s historic context framework, expands on state-identified themes in greater depth, introduces new themes, and includes resources eligible as City Historic-Cultural Monuments and Historic Preservation Overlay Zones. The story of Latino immigration, settlement, and migration patterns in Los Angeles is both complex and multi-faceted. Latinos have made huge contribution to the history and culture of the city in areas including entertainment, media, arts, commerce, industry, and civil rights.

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

Interim Ordinances Combat Mansionization

The Los Angeles City Council on March 25 approved two Interim Control Ordinances (ICOs) prohibiting demolitions and substantial alterations of homes in five proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs).

LGBT Historic Context Statement Published

The City of Los Angeles has completed a pioneering historic context statement on LGBT history to help guide its citywide survey work.

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.

SurveyLA Historic Context Outline and Summary Tables Published

The citywide Historic Context Statement is a critical part of SurveyLA as it provides the framework for identifying and evaluating historic resources.

OHR Unveils New Historic-Cultural Monument Application Form

The OHR has released the first major revision in more than a decade to the nomination form for new Historic-Cultural Monuments.