The Los Angeles Conservancy, one of our local partners in Southern California, has undertaken is working with the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources on an epic endeavor, a project known as SurveyLA, which will look at all of the historic resources in the city. This effort, the largest such initiative in the nation, is:
an unprecedented, five-year citywide initiative to identify significant historic resources throughout Los Angeles - including ornate historic theaters, Modernist commercial buildings, exuberant Art Deco structures, Craftsman bungalow neighborhoods, and places that shaped our city's social history and its diverse communities. SurveyLA will engage Angelenos in identifying historic places that are worthy of recognition and protection.
As part of the project, the Conservancy has prepared three videos to explain the project and some of the prominient site being surveyed. Architects, historians and preservation experts -- including the National Trust for Historic Preservation's own Anthea Hartig, director of our Western Office -- share stories about the cultural legacy of the architecture of Los Angeles.
Updated to reflect that the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources is the lead on SurveyLA, not the Los Angeles Conservancy.