Though 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!
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.
Los Angeles Conservancy
Unleash Your Inner Preservationist
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 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.
BHNA is a crackerjack, non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of the homes in its district. Its signature hour tour, only one of the group’s many activities, is a finely-tuned & well-oiled machine, introducing hundreds of people to the charm of bungalows every year.
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.
Save Our Heritage Organization
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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