News & Advocacy

Discover the Neighborhood: Downtown Santa Monica

April 6, 2020

The Santa Monica Conservancy will be providing a weekly newsletter while much of our world is shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Each week, we will bring you digital resources related to preservation with the aim of helping you connect with our community and beyond. Sign up here, if you’re not already on our mailing list.

As part of our weekly offerings, we are bringing you Discover the Neighborhood, free digital downloads of our tour brochures and booklets so that you can explore our city from the comfort of your home.

Discover the Neighborhood

Downtown Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica’s first theater, the Majestic Theater, was built in 1929.

Explore a lavish Art Deco hotel that doubled as a speakeasy during Prohibition, Downtown’s first theater and more! Our beautifully illustrated Downtown Santa Monica booklet offers 28 pages of early Santa Monica history, 24 architectural sites, 3 lost buildings, a convenient walking route and a helpful glossary.

Our digital downloads enable you to view architectural and historical highlights of the district and learn about the evolution of the neighborhood from the comfort of your own home. If you do go outside for a walk to view the sites listed, please remember to put six feet of distance between you and others. The latest COVID-19 updates for Santa Monica can be found here. Downloads are free. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

We thank our sponsor Downtown Santa Monica Inc., a private 501c(3) non-profit that promotes economic stability, growth and community life within Downtown Santa Monica and the Third Street Promenade.


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