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Discover the Neighborhood: Spectacular Vernacular

May 23, 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 youโ€™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.

829 25th Street. Photo: Joshua White

Discover the Neighborhood

Spectacular Vernacular

Discover the architectural qualities and charm of five vintage homes throughout Santa Monica with our Spectacular Vernacular Tour brochure. Explore a cottage from 1897 as well as Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival residences. Learn how these homeowners chose to retain their historic homes and modify them for contemporary living rather than demolish and start anew.

If you haven’t already, check out our 6 other booklets and brochures! Our digital downloads enable you to view architectural and historical highlights and learn about the evolution of Santa Monica from the comfort of your 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.

The Workmanโ€™s Cottage, 1521 16th Street; Photo credit Shooting LA

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