February 2017

In this Month's Issue...
Next Wednesday: Facadism Webinar | Hopes for El Rey Theater Designation | Free San Bernardino Mills Act Workshop | Consultant Hired to Help with Eichler Designation | and more!

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A New Attitude on Old Approaches: Examining Facadism

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Feb 15, 2017: 12pm - 130pm at the AIA SF Chapter and Broadcast Online

California’s metropolitan areas are continuing to face increased development pressures that threaten smaller-scaled historic resources. As urban design and planning call for more density and infill, an old approach that has long been out of favor seems to be making a comeback. Has the approach to facadism changed? Can it be done well?. Register.

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The California Preservation Conference

May 10 - 13, 2017

Celebrate forty years of preservation advocacy where two of the state’s leading organizations have their roots. Explore the most innovative historic preservation practices by examining the region’s rich legacy as a steward of historic places. Explore iconic historic places in tours, mobile workshops, and engaging conference sessions.

Join the California Preservation Foundation and Pasadena Heritage at the Pasadena Hilton to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our founding.

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Advocacy & Updates




El Rey Theater holds hope for historic designation

After occupying the El Rey for 39 years, a Pentecostal church has vacated the building, bolstering a longtime neighborhood dream that the neglected icon could be reborn as a community arts center or theater. The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission recently voted to initiate the designation of the 1931 movie palace as a city landmark, a six-month process that will make it eligible for state and federal tax credits and other incentives.



Historic Preservation Consultant hired to help with Eichler home designation

The city is hiring a consultant to work with residents on renovation rules that would make sure Orange’s Eichler homes keep to the famed developer’s style. Developing the standards is a step toward city designating the neighborhoods as historic districts, which would dictate how homes could be changed. The Eichler tracts, totaling 350 properties built in the 1960s by Joe Eichler, have been on the minds of local preservationists for years. Read more.



Church connected to Cesar Chavez named National Historic Landmark

The hall of the church campus where Cesar Chavez learned to organize impoverished farmworkers is now a national historic landmark, recognizing its status as a property of exceptional value to the nation. The former Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission Chapel in East San Jose, California, was originally built as a parish church in West San Jose in 1911. Learn more here.

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Preservation Events


Public listening session for Statewide Historic Preservation Plan - Feb 9

The California Office of Historic Preservation will hold a public listening session for the update of the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan in Redding, California, on February 9, 2017. Preparation of a Statewide Historic Preservation Plan (State Plan) is required by the National Park Service every five years as a condition of the grant each state receives from the federal Historic Preservation Fund. Per NPS requirements, the State Plan must involve a significant public input process. Learn more here.

Free, Public Mills Act Workshop  - San Bernardino, March 11

The Mills Act encourages residents to reinvest property tax savings into the revitalization of their historical property. The San Bernardino Historical Preservation Commission is holding a Mills Act Workshop open to the public, free of charge at the headquarters of the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society. Those attending the workshop will be provided with additional information on the benefits of the Mills Act, who qualifies, how to apply, what the costs are, and important timelines. Read more.

First exhibition of California architect Aaron G. Green

Architectural historian Alan Hess has organized an exhibition showcasing the work of California architect and Frank Lloyd Wright collaborator Aaron G. Green at the Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC) in Los Angeles. Green was a close associate of Wright’s and also a prolific and highly-regarded architect in his own right who spent six decades practicing architecture, mainly in the San Francisco area. Learn more.

Mission Beach Boardwalk Bulkhead project earns award

The City of San Diego’s Mission Beach Boardwalk Bulkhead project, with its new boardwalk and seawall, is being recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies California with a Merit Award at its 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Banquet in February.

Earlier this year, the project was also recognized by the California Preservation Foundation for excellence in historic preservation.

Read more: San Diego Community News Group - Mission Beach boardwalk project earns award 

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