March 2017

In this Month's Issue...
Tenderloin LGBTQ History Tour | New March Webinars | Help for Big Sur's Hermitage Monastery | Mid-Century Modern Historical Survey | 2017 Annual CPF Conference | and more!

Webinar Tomorrow! Teardowns to Mansionization | 12:00 - 1:30 PM | Register

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Annual California Preservation Conference

May 10 - 13, 2017 | Pasadena Hilton

Celebrate forty years of preservation advocacy where two of the state’s leading organizations have their roots. 

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

Learn more here

CPF News

Webinar: Teardowns to Mansionization: Preserving Community Character

Mar 8, 2017 12pm - 130pm 

Learn about the tools and techniques to combat mansionization and teardowns. How do the new code updates in cities such as Los Angeles address the threats of mansionization and teardowns? This webinar will provide an overview of the current climate and the regulatory and legal planning tools available to help combat the loss of historic neighborhoods. Register.

Non-members: $60 | Members: $40

Webinar: Russian Avant-Garde: Preservation Challenges & Opportunities

12 - 130pm | Free for Members

Natalia Melikova, creator of the The Constructivist Project, shares her experience in photographing, researching, and promoting Russian avant-garde architecture. Discuss present-day preservation challenges and opportunities in Moscow and the creation process behind the recently published Constructivist Moscow Map and the role of city guides in preservation efforts. Register.

Non-members: $20 | Members: FREE

Tour: Tenderloin LGBTQ History - San Francisco

Mar 24, 2017 6pm - 730pm 

One of the most important and complex chapters in San Francisco’s LGBTQ history unfolded in the Tenderloin—a neighborhood rife with properties that tell the story of nearly 80 years of police oppression, community development, activism, and civil rights. In November 2015, the City of San Francisco adopted a citywide historic context statement for LGBTQ history—the most comprehensive research yet conducted on LGBTQ historic sites in an American city. Register here.

Non-members: $20 | Members: FREE
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Advocacy & Updates




California Preservation Design Award Nominations

We invite you to submit applications for the 32nd Annual Preservation Design Awards, from the smallest project to large sites, sustainable efforts and reports.

Early Deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017. Entry details on our website.



New Camaldoli Heritage in need of help after storms

The area surrounding local monastery, The Heritage, suffered suffered major damage to its roads that will now be closed for months for repairs. Damaged bridges and highways blocked by mudslides has taken down the routes leading to local supplies deliveries, leaving the community stranded. They've closed their doors to guests and visitors, which is their main source of income, to focus on repairing the site. They're seeking financial assistance to help support themselves through this time. Learn more here.



Seeking Volunteers for Mid-Century Modern Historical Survey

Local organization SacMad the City of Sacramento and professional historical consultants on a project studying modern buildings in Sacramento. SacMod is currently gathering volunteers for the survey effort, where they will be visiting and documenting mid-20th century areas within the city limits. Volunteers will also attend a “how to” session, then conduct in-person field observations and do digital documentation on a provided electronic tablet. Additional details are being developed by the City of Sacramento and the historic consultants. Learn more here.



Boudin Bakery to Receive Legacy Status Benefits

Longtime San Francisco sourdough staple Boudin Bakery is among the latest local companies to receive a slice of The City’s Legacy Business Program that provides financial assistance to businesses at least three decades years old. The 168-year-old eatery was recommended for approval of legacy business status at the recent Historic Preservation Commission hearing. The status is subject to approval by the Small Business Commission.
Source: SF Examiner.

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Preservation Events


March 11 - SurveyLA: African American Historic Context Community Meeting

Join the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources for a community meeting on the SurveyLA African American Historic Context. This meeting will provide an overview of the context and the purpose of the historic context currently in development. The City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources invites community members to provide information regarding significant places, people, dates, and events associated with Los Angeles' African American history. The community's participation is important and essential in ensuring that the context reflects a comprehensive history of Los Angeles. Learn more.


March 26 - Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

Join Pasadena Heritage for their 2017 Spring Home Tour, Modern Works. From Mid-Century post-and-beam to late modern glass-and-steel wonders, this year's home tour will visit multiple architect-designed private homes constructed after 1945. Guests will drive themselves to each location where docents will provide guided tours of interior and exterior features of six different locations. Register here.

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.

Keeping History Above Water Conference - Call for Sessions

The KHAW: Annapolis Program Committee invites proposals from cultural & natural resource-based professionals, students, policymakers and others addressing the short- and long-term impacts of rising waters.  All presentations will be scheduled over 2 ½ days (Oct. 30 – Nov.1).  For more information visit the website


CPF Events

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Mar 24, 2017 06:00 pm - Special Tour: Tenderloin LGBTQ History

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