April 2017

In this Month's Issue...
U.S. Antiquities Act Under Attack | Register for the California Preservation Conference | Taylor Swift Home for Landmark Status | Malibu National Register Nomination | Frank Gehry Archive Acquired | Fresno Job Opportunity | and more!

May 10 - 13, 2017 | Register Now to Save | Download a Brochure
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California Preservation Conference returns to Pasadena to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our founding. We invite you to join our lead partner Pasadena Heritage and 500 preservation and design professionals to be inspired, informed and challenged as we examine current trends, technology and important issues affecting the future of historic preservation in California.

Over 40 educational sessions, mobile workshops, tours and special events planned to showcase Pasadena’s spectacular landmarks, landscapes and ground-breaking technologies at the conference.

To review the details for the  conference, including the agenda and list of speakers, visit

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Call for Entries! 2017 Preservation Design Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 34th Annual Preservation Design Awards. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 13th, 2017 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California

We invite you to submit applications from small projects to large sites, sustainable efforts and reports. The online nomination consists of five steps completed in succession. Click here to submit a nomination by June 15, 2017.

Webinar: Examining Preservation, Gentrification and Affordability

May 11, 2017 - 
11 am - 12:30 pm 

Broadcast live from the Pasadena Conference

From Manhattan to Boulder, San Francisco to Pasadena, once popular historic preservation programs are coming under attack. Is preservation actually at fault or a convenient scapegoat?  A panel of experts will examine preservation programs and proposed alternatives alongside planning and urban studies regarding this developing controversial topic. Register here.

Non-members: $60 | Members: $40

Webinar: Beyond the Building: Challenges and Opportunities in Evaluating Recent Past Resources

July 26, 2017 - 
12pm - 130pm

This conference panel session will use case studies to address the challenges and opportunities regarding the documentation and evaluation of properties from the recent past. Case studies may include evaluating San Francisco’s Civic Center for the role it played in various 1960-1970s demonstrations and protests, protecting sites identified in the San Francisco LGTBQ survey, documenting the Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles, and documenting sites associated with the Black Panther Party in Oakland. Learn more and register.

Non-members: $60 | Members: $40
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Advocacy & Updates




The U.S. Antiquities Act Under Attack

The 2016 Republican Party platform called for amending it to give Congress and states the right to block the president from declaring national monuments. By thwarting the president’s ability to take quick action to protect wild and historic places from threats, this proposal would effectively repeal the act.

Learn more here.



Malibu Historic District Nomination to National Register Under Review

The CA State Historical Resources Commission will consider and take action on the the Malibu nomination
at its scheduled May meeting. The nomination, originally submitted in December 2015, is now ready for formal review. 

This step begins a 60-day period in which the public are invited to comment. Read more.




Getty Research Institute Acquired Frank Gehry Archive from 1954 to 1988

The Getty Research Institute announced today the acquisition of a major archive of the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The Frank Gehry Papers cover more than thirty years of his singular career and includes comprehensive material on some of his best-known projects. The acquisition is part purchase and part gift. The extensive archive covers the architect’s foundational years and breakthrough projects as well as some of his most famous buildings. Read more here.




Taylor Swift Home Fast-Tracked for Landmark Status

Over the past year, Taylor Swift has pushed to turn her new home in Beverly Hills into a local historic landmark for its long history as the estate of iconic Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn. Council members on April 4 will have the final say in whether to legally landmark the property, which was bought from Goldwyn’s heirs in 2015 for $25 million and is now in the process of being restored. Read more here.


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Job Opportunity: 
Deadline April 4 - Historic Preservation Project Manager, Fresno

Fresno is the 5th largest city in California and the 34th most populous in the United States. The city is looking for a Historic Preservation Project Manager. Applicants for this position must also meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards. Visit here and select the Project Manager position to apply by April 4th.


April 5 - Free Screening: Eero Saarinen, The Architect Who Saw the Future - 630pm

Catch a free screening of the new documentary "Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future" followed by a discussion with his son, filmmaker Eric Saarinen at 6:30 PM at the Gin Wong Auditorium, Harris Hall, USC School of Architecture. The film explores the life and work of Finnish-American modernist giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), best known for designing St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Learn more.


May 3 - Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Awards

The Los Angeles Conservancy has selected eight recipients for the organization’s 2017 Preservation Awards. The annual designations, which celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation are culled from across Los Angeles County and include physical structures as well as organizations and preservation-minded programs. The awards will be presented Wednesday, May 3 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Learn more here.

May 15 - 26: 25th Annual Fundamentals of Heritage Conservation Course

In 2017, the USC School of Architecture will host its 25th annual summer program devoted to the conservation of the historic built environment. Lectures and field trips to historic sites throughout the Los Angeles area introduce participants to a broad range of legal, economic, aesthetic, and technical issues associated with the documentation, conservation, and interpretation of historic structures, landscapes, and communities. Learn more.

CPF Events

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All Upcoming Tours and Special Events

Jun 02, 2017 06:00 pm - Special Tour: Tenderloin LGBTQ History

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