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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.

Visit HistoricPlacesLA!

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

Amendments to the HPOZ Ordinance Take Effect

The L.A. City Council has approved changes to the City's Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Ordinance, which became effective on June 17, 2017.

Work on the SurveyLA Asian American Contexts Continues

Please join us for upcoming community meetings to learn more about the project and to share information regarding L.A.'s Asian American history.

Work Underway on SurveyLA African American Context

The OHR is spearheading the city's first-ever framework to identify significant places associated with L.A.'s African American history.

OHR Publishes Jewish History Context

The Office of Historic Resources has released a new citywide historic context statement on the history of Los Angeles’ Jewish community.

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.

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.