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On Saturday, March 29 at approximately 8 am, Santa Monica’s 1890s shotgun house moved to its new permanent location on Second Street across from the Ocean Park Library, ending more than a decade in storage.   Moving Day The public is invited to … more

Mills Act Incentives Threatened The Mills Act, the state program that reduces property taxes on designated historic properties with approved restoration and maintenance plans, is Santa Monica’s only concrete incentive for historic preservation.  The Landmarks Commission has been working to … more

The Postal Service announced on August 17 that they are proceeding with plans to sell the historic Santa Monica Main Post Office and relocate its services to the carrier annex at 1653 7th Street, south of Colorado and the future … more

The Friends of Heritage Preservation (FOHP) recently awarded the Conservancy a $7500 grant toward the rehabilitation of the Shotgun House as a Preservation Resource Center. Founded in 1998, FOHP is a small, private association of individuals who seek to promote … more