News & Advocacy
Discover the Neighborhood: Living in a Landmark
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.
Contrary to popular myth, landmark buildings are not frozen in time. By evolving and adapting to meet the needs of successive owners, they remain useful and endure over many lifetimes. The homes in our Living in a Landmark Tour brochure exemplify many creative solutions to finding the balance between historic preservation and modern functionality.
Discover an outstanding Craftsman home from 1908 that has been owned by a single family for more than a century, an 1875 Methodist Church transformed into a private residence, an award-winning adobe Mexican hacienda and more.
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 wear a mask and 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.