SurveyLA Highlighted on National Television

SurveyLA, the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey, was the focus of a May 12, 2014 feature story on the national PBS NewsHour.

To view the seven-minute segment, see: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/preserving-cultural-treasures-los-angeles-one-block-time/

The piece nicely captured the essence of SurveyLA, and it highlights how the survey is identifying important sites of social and cultural significance around Los Angeles.  The story also focuses on our remarkable partnership with the J. Paul Getty Trust: the Getty Foundation's multi-year financial support has made SurveyLA possible.  The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), which laid the groundwork for SurveyLA and provided ongoing advisory support, is now spearheading the "Arches Project," a comprehensive cultural resource information management system that is being customized for the City of Los Angeles to make the SurveyLA data searchable and much more accessible.  The Office of Historic Resources is gratified to receive this national attention for our work.

 

The PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown interviews the project's survey team from Architectural Resources Group, working in the field within the WIlshire Community Plan area, near Hancock Park.  From left, Katie Horak, Evanne St. Charles, and Mary Ringhoff