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Attend the L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference

The Office of Historic Resources, in partnership with the Los Angeles Conservancy, will be hosting our bi-annual Los Angeles Historic Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, October 13th, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights.  

The event will bring together Angelenos from across the city who are interested in preserving rich historic resources in their communities.  The conference flyer is attached below.  The affordable registration fee ($20 if you register by September 28th, or $25 thereafter) covers all conference activities, including morning refreshments, lunch, and your choice of walking tours.  

To register for the conference, visit the Los Angeles Conservancy's web site here.

This year’s conference will have a special focus on the intersection of historic preservation with affordable housing and the current housing crisis, with panels and discussions addressing ways to reconcile these important policy goals.  The opening keynote panel featuring local housing experts will be moderated by KCRW reporter Saul Gonzalez, host of the multi-part series, There Goes the Neighborhood.

Historic Lincoln High School was rebuilt as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project following the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.  It is one of LAUSD’s most significant historic high schools, with a distinctive Moderne design by noted architect Albert C. Martin, and significant WPA-era murals that are a significant feature of the campus.  Lincoln High School was also among the five Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) campuses recently identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its 2018 “11 Most Endangered Places” List, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 East Los Angeles “Blowouts,” a catalytic event in the Chicano Civil Rights movement.  This anniversary, and the current preservation debate around these LAUSD campuses, will be addressed in a conference session. 

 Lincoln High School Auditorium, Lincoln Heights (photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Conservancy)


Each Historic Neighborhoods Conference also concludes with insightful walking tours of historic neighborhoods near the conference venue, with this year’s tours focusing on the Lincoln Heights HPOZ, other significant historic places in Lincoln Heights, the recently adopted El Sereno Berkshire Craftsman District HPOZ, and Lincoln High School itself.

 A home in the El Sereno Berkshire Craftsman District HPOZ


We hope to see you in Lincoln Heights on October 13th!