HPOZ Program Announces 2014 Getty Multicultural Summer Internship

The OHR is seeking a talented summer intern who wants to gain work experience in historic preservation and urban planning.

Two Proposed HPOZs in Southeast LA Moving Through Adoption Process

OHR is pleased to announce the release of two proposed HPOZs for public comment.

2014 Mills Act Application Released

The first step toward acceptance into the Mills Act program is to complete and submit the Historical Property Contract Application for 2014.

SurveyLA Historic Context Summary Tables Published

Since the inception of SurveyLA in 2007, the OHR has been leading the development of a citywide historic context statement – a narrative technical document that guides the identification and evaluation of historic resources.  The OHR has made the on-line summary tables available online; they are an invaluable resource to historic preservation professionals and community members seeking a deeper understanding of Los Angeles architecture and history. 

Anticipated Changes to the 2014 Mills Act Program

The Department will be implementing changes to the 2014 Mills Act application process to better assess applicant eligibility for the program and ensure greater participation by property owners through the application process.

The Application Form (Exhibit A, first page) and application payment will be due on or before Tuesday April 1, 2014.  Application Forms will be reviewed to ensure that property owners meet Mills Act Program eligibility requirements. 

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.

Council Approves New Downtown Historic-Cultural Monuments

The Union Bank and Trust Building and Stowell Hotel have recently become new Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Historic Context Statement Outline and Resource Guide Available

SurveyLA's Historic Context Statement (HCS) is a narrative document that provides the framework for survey professionals to identify potential historic resources and evaluate them according to established federal, state, and local criteria for designation.

SurveyLA Results Available

As surveys of Community Plan Areas are completed, the OHR is posting results on the Survey Findings portion of our website.

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

OHR Preservation Planner Edgar Garcia offers tips for researching the history of Los Angeles buildings.