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PRESERVATION ADVOCACY GROUPS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Historic-preservation-advocacy-groups-Southern-CaliforniaThough this image is of one we lost, he preservation advocacy groups in Southern California have been very effective in educating & influencing both the public & government bodies despite the financial & political challenges.

They still need your help!

 

LOS ANGELES

Preservation-advocacy-groups-Southern-California-Echo-ParkEcho Park Historical Society
http://historicechopark.org/

Echo Park Lake was originally a reservoir for drinking water. The surrounding park was first landscaped in 1892, & by the 1920s the building boom had brought new homes & community centers to the area.

They offer restoration tips, hands-on workshops & advice on historic tax credits.

Preservation-advocacy-groups-Southern-California-Los-AngelesLos Angeles Conservancy
Unleash Your Inner Preservationist

https://www.laconservancy.org/

The leading preservation advocacy group in Southern California, the Conservancy works throughout L.A. County- 88 cities plus the County’s unincorporated areas.

Their focus on raising awareness of historic places has resulted in great success in stopping their destruction through strong preservation laws & incentives.

MONROVIA

Preservation-advocacy-groups-Southern-California-MonroviaMonrovia Historic Preservation Group
Preserving Monrovia’s Architectural Heritage

Monrovia, incorporated In 1887 is one of the oldest towns in the San Gabriel Valley, in Los Angeles County.  With a charming old downtown Monrovia boast 2 historic districts which protect its stock of homes which are primarily bungalows.

The group’s activities include walking tours of downtown Monrovia & includes a history of the downtown area as well as the history of Monrovia itself.

 

PASADENA

Preservation-advocacy-groups-Southern-California-PasadenaPasadena Heritage
https://pasadenaheritage.org/

The second largest preservation organization in the state, Pasadena Heritage has done an outstanding job of protecting this beautiful city’s cultural resources.

Their tours are enchanting & informative as are their educational events.

 

SAN DIEGO

Save Our Heritage Organization
http://www.sohosandiego.org/resources/researchhouse.htm

SOHO, a highly effective, countywide historic preservation organization, was formed in 1969 to save a single home, the 1887 Sherman Gilbert House.

Working both proactively & in response to specific threats to historic cultural & architectural resources. SOHO promotes strong preservation laws & incentives, as well as education through tours & events & the supporting of museums.

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