SurveyLA Kickoff: Help Preserve L.A. on SAT, April 4 @ 11 a.m.

MY HISTORIC L.A.: PRESERVING LOS ANGELES SurveyLA Kickoff Event Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th St. (Downtown)

West Adams friends and neighbors are invited (urged!) to the citywide kickoff of SurveyLA, Los Angeles' first-ever comprehensive survey of its historic resources. Please join like-minded historic preservation advocates and share your knowledge of L.A.'s hidden gems -- historic and cultural sites in your neighborhood that may otherwise be overlooked. The survey marks a coming-of-age for Los Angeles' historic preservation movement, and will serve as a centerpiece for the City's first truly comprehensive preservation program.

The Historic West Adams District is among the first areas that will be surveyed. (The South Los Angeles and West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park Community Plan Areas are included in the 11 communities to be reviewed in this first round.) So it is especially important for you to participate in this effort.

From 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Larry Mantle, KPCC-FM's host of Air Talk, will moderate a lively panel with City officials, preservationists, community organizers, and developers discussing the key issues surrounding Los Angeles' citywide survey. (Panel seating is limited. Reservations recommended:

While Los Angeles has a rich and diverse cultural heritage and a remarkable architectural legacy, 85% of the city has20never been surveyed to identify these significant historic places. Historic preservation professionals conducting the survey cannot know all of the potential historic resources throughout the city -- and that's why the city's Office of Historic Resources needs your helping in identifying your special story about local building(s)/historic site(s) and/or the neighborhood you live in.

Other activities will include:

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Bring information about a lesser-known place that you consider particularly important to your neighborhood or the entire city - YOUR Historic L.A.
  • Participate in an interactive display demonstrating how the survey teams will identify historic sites, and how they will use the information you're providing.
  • Learn how you can bring "MYHistoricLA" to your own neighborhood.
  • Sign up to become a SurveyLA volunteer.
  • Register to receive regular updates as SurveyLA progresses throughout Los Angeles.

11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.:

  • Enjoy screenings of the award-winning video "SurveyLA: Preserving Los Angeles."

For more information on SurveyLA and Los Angeles' first-ever citywide historic resources survey, please visit

Directions and Parking: The library is located at 630 West 5th Street, at 5th and Flower in downtown Los Angeles. Parking is available at the 524 S. Flower St. Garage ($1 all day during

library hours with Library Card validation).

Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, The Getty
Conservation Institute, and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

Contact Information:
Ken Bernstein

Office of Historic Resources, Department of City Planning 200 N. Spring Street, Room 620, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Phone: (213) 978-0195