June 2016

In this Month's Issue...
Call for 2017 Conference Sessions | 2016 Preservation Design Awards + President's Awards | Spanish Missions in California | Sonoma Wineries Win Preservation Awards | Wintersburg Bldg. SavedVan Nuys Historic Walking Tour | San Fernando Valley Mid-Century Modern Tour | Placerville Courthouse Proposed Move | Mills Act Webinar |Tax Credit Webinar | Santa Barbara Presidio Awarded



Deadline: Friday, June 17, 2016

The California Preservation Foundation invites you to submit session proposals for the 42nd Annual Preservation Conference which will take place in Pasadena on May 10-13, 2017. Submit Your Session Proposal Here.

All session proposals (workshops, webinars, tours, and conference sessions) are due by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

CPF News



Due Friday, June 24, 2016

The CPF President’s Awards honor individuals and organizations deserving of special recognition for their outstanding preservation efforts. It is through their work that others gain a deeper appreciation of historic resources and their value to California’s economy, environment and quality of life.

Awards will be presented at the 2016 Preservation Design Awards (PDA) which will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at The Arboretum, designed by iconic architect Richard Neutra, in Garden Grove, CA. Watch a video about the restoration of the building here. Incidentally, The Arboretum won a PDA in 2014!

Nominations are now being accepted at no cost. Submit your nominations and learn more here.

July 6 Webinar: Mills Act: Implementing and Managing a Mills Act Program

Since its introduction in the 1970s, the Mills Act has grown to be the most significant financial incentives available in the state for qualified historic buildings.

This webinar will be led by experts from across the state and at the California Office of Historic Preservation. You will learn from case studies, gain insight on implementing and managing Mills Act contracts and weigh the financial impacts of the program.

Register for the webinar here.
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Advocacy & Updates
Around the State



Preservation of Spanish Missions in California and Mexico Examined

The UC-Mexico Initiative’s Arts and Cultures Working Group is convening scholars from the University of California, Native Americans, preservation experts and government officials from California and Mexico to examine the shared heritage of the missions and how best to preserve their historical and cultural significance. The inaugural meeting will be held June 2-4 including a visit to San Gabriel Mission.


Three Valley Wineries Honored with Historic Preservation Awards

The Sonoma League for Historic Preservation has announced winners of its 2016 Historic Preservation Awards. Three Sonoma Valley wineries — Buena Vista Winery, Pangloss Cellars and Three Sticks Winery — will be honored for their preservation of significant historic structures on their respective properties.


Historic Wintersburg Buildings in Huntington Beach won't be Demolished

Orange County’s only National Trust for Historic Preservation site may be on the verge of getting a reprieve. David Hauser, vice president of Republic Services, which owns the land, announced publicly that his company will not demolish any of the six historic structures on the land.



Residents concerned over Placerville courthouse move

Plans calling for a new courthouse to be built in a parking lot behind the El Dorado County jail are rattling town residents.



Preservation Events


Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys - Every 3rd Sunday

Explore original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. See more.

Mid-Century Modern San Fernando Valley: Palmer & Krisel Home Tour - June 11

Official launch event for the new San Fernando Valley Conservancy. Featuring the iconic architecture of Dan Palmer, AIA and William Krisel, AIA. Learn more here.


Where Credit is Due: Preparing a Successful Tax Credit Application

CPF will offer a free webinar on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (PST) in conjunction with the Office of Historic Preservation to review the OHP’s consultation and review process related to tax incentives, outlining what to expect, what is required, and tips on how to streamline the process.

Speaker: Tim Brandt, California Office of Historic Preservation

Register here.

Become a member of CPF and begin enjoying many valuable educational and professional benefits today.

Spain Bestows Award for Historic Preservation in Santa Barbara

Dr. Jarrell Jackman, retired Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, received the Decoration of Commander of the Royal Order of Queen Isabella the Catholic for his 35 years of preservation work on the El Presidio de Santa Barabara, the site at which the city was founded in 1782 and the last fort founded by the Spanish in North America.
Read more about the Award and Dr. Jackman's work here.

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We thank our Annual Sponsors for supporting CPF's Educational Programs throughout the year

Architectural Resources Group | Cody, Anderson, Wasney Architects, Inc. | ELS Architecture & Urban Design | Evergreene Architectural Arts  | Garavaglia Architecture | GPA Consulting, Inc.  | Historic Resources Group | IS Architecture  | Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. | Page & Turnbull  | Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger  | TEF Design | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
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