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HistoricPlacesLA Launched!

On February 24th the City of Los Angeles and Getty Conservation Institute launched HistoricPlacesLA.org, the first online information and management system specifically created to inventory, map, and describe Los Angeles significant historic resources. The system enables robust searches of the rich information on the city’s historic resources. Although data entry into HistoricPlacesLA is in progress, the goal is to include all of the city’s Historic-Cultural Monuments and Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs), properties listed in the National and California registers, and information gathered through SurveyLA, the citywide survey of historic resources. SurveyLA represents the most ambitious historic resources survey in the United State and is a multi-year public/private partnership between the City and the Getty, including both the Getty Conservation Institute and the Getty Foundation.

2015 Mills Act Application Available

The 2015 Mills Act application and schedule are available online. Please click here for more information.

Los Angeles LGBT Historic Context Published!

Like San Francisco and New York City, Los Angeles’s past is rich in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history. However, Los Angeles is one of only a few cities nationwide to recognize this history by completing a LGBT historic context statement. A historic context statement is a technical document written in narrative form that provides guidelines on the identification and evaluation of historic resources within a geographic area. The recently published LGBT historic context statement for Los Angeles was prepared by Galvin Preservation Associates under the direction of Teresa Grimes, with contributions from Wes Joe and Carson Anderson. It is now an important chapter within SurveyLA’s Citywide Context Statement that will be released after the survey process has been completed.   

The Office of Historic ResourcesHas Moved!

For the past six years, the OHR has been located on the sixth floor of L.A. City Hall. We've now moved one floor down, to City Hall, Room 559.

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.

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