myhistoricLA - Preseving Los Angeles Print
Saturday, 21 March 2009 02:08

When: Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.
Admission: Free; no reservations required for the activities or film screenings. RSVP for the panel discussion at
What: A special citywide kickoff celebration of SurveyLA, Los Angeles's first-ever comprehensive survey of its historic resources.

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As explained on the orgnizer's web site:

While Los Angeles has a rich and diverse cultural heritage and a remarkable architectural legacy, 85% of the city has never 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 we need your help. We want to know your special story about a local building or the neighborhood you live in.

Join like-minded amateur historians and Los Angeles aficionados for the public launch of SurveyLA and share your knowledge of LA's hidden gems.

YOUR HistoricLA Activities
Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Lobby
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Meet staff and volunteers from the Office of Historic Resources and learn what you can do to help with this historic survey.

  • Tell us about a lesser-known place that you consider particularly important to your neighborhood or the entire city—YOUR Historic LA.
  • 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.
Film Screening—SurveyLA: Preserving Los Angeles
Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

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

Panel Discussion
Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
1:00–2:30 p.m.

Join Larry Mantle, host of KPCC-FM's
Air Talk, for a lively panel discussion with city officials, preservationists, community organizers, and developers discussing the key issues surrounding Los Angeles's citywide survey. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Reserve online at or by phone at (213) 2287025.

This event is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources; the Getty Conservation Institute; and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.


Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2009 02:47