SurveyLA: Preserving Los Angeles is an Emmy Award winning television production that introduces viewers to one of the City of Los Angeles' most exciting and groundbreaking projects - the largest local citywide historic resources survey in the nation - showcasing Los Angeles' rich architectural and cultural heritage.
The program is divided into three segments that explain the survey by taking viewers to diverse historic places around the city, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, the Dunbar Hotel on Central Avenue, the Far East Café in Little Tokyo, Weatherwolde Castle in Tujunga, Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, and the Modernist neighborhoods of Crestwood Hills in Brentwood and Balboa Highlands in Granada Hills for interviews with local leaders who discuss how the survey will help preserve the places that make Los Angeles special.
The program addresses how the survey will help Los Angeles preserve its remarkable architecture, protect places of deep social and cultural significance, and generate economic revitalization. SurveyLA will help policymakers, property owners, and community members make intelligent decisions about development and historic preservation.
This video is a collaboration of the City of Los Angeles' Office of Historic Resources (OHR) and Information Technology Agency, LA Cityview, Channel 35. Click on Part 1 to get started, and be sure to view all three segments.We hope that the program will encourage you to get involved. Do you know of a place connected with an important person or with a significant event that helped form the history of your neighborhood or community? The Office of Historic Resources invites you to share your stories, pictures, or documents by clicking on MyHistoricLA.
SurveyLA was featured in a seven-minute segment on the national PBS NewsHour on May 12, 2014. To view the story, please visit http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/preserving-cultural-treasures-los-angeles-one-block-time/
The Office of Historic Resources joined forces with the Getty Conservation Institute and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles on April 4, 2009, to help kickoff the citywide launch of SurveyLA's activities. The event featured a stimulating panel discussion on the project, moderated by Larry Mantle, host of KPCC-FM's "Airtalk". To view the full panel discussion on the Getty Conservation Institute's web site, click here.
"DnA: Design and Architecture," hosted by Frances Anderton of 89.9 KCRW-FM, featured SurveyLA on its September 2009 program.
The program included a detailed interview with Ken Bernstein of the Office of Historic Resources, discussing the survey project and its contribution to historic preservation in Los Angeles.