The Santa Monica Conservancy Announces
2022 Preservation Awards
A recipient of a 2022 Rehabilitation Award, the owner of 227 Beach Street preserved features of the property significant to its historic, architectural, and cultural values while updating the units to support their return to the rental market. Photo: Santa Monica Conservancy.
The Santa Monica Conservancy recognized six exemplary contributors to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage at the Annual Meeting on June 5, 2022. The Awards Committee congratulates the individuals, businesses, and teams for their preservation, advocacy, and stewardship in our city!

Learn about the careful stewardship of the Annenberg Community Beach House, the rehabilitation of a historic bungalow court, the incredible work of our Program Committee Co-Chairs, and more! A recording of the Annual Meeting and 2022 Preservation Awards presentation will be available next week. Click the link below to see our full list of 2022 Preservation Award winners!
As developers like ourselves race to build much needed housing in Southern California, the role of conservation is more important than ever. The Santa Monica Conservancy ensures that our historic resources will stand for generations to come, which in turn paves the way for new and responsible projects going forward. This balance is key to equitable housing growth and cannot be attained without key local players like the Santa Monica Conservancy. We're proud to be members and encourage all to join us!
– Alan Tzvika Nissel, Wilshire Skyline
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Docents at Annenberg Community Beach House. Photo Santa Monica Conservancy
The Santa Monica Conservancy is seeking new volunteers and docents for the Annenberg Community Beach House, Downtown Walking Tour, Preservation Resource Center and our Program Committee. Volunteering is a unique opportunity to make an impact on historic preservation and meet others in the community who share your interest in local history and preservation. Opportunities are open to anyone with the time and interest. No prior experience is necessary. Apply online today or email us at [email protected] for an application form.
Conservancy Tours & Events
Sat.-Sun., June 11-12, from 12-2 p.m.
*Closed Fri., June 10*
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Enjoy a free tour led by Conservancy docents and learn about the rich history of the Marion Davies Guest House, which was built by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The hottest spot on Santa Monica’s Gold Coast during the 1920s, guests included Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo. The 20-minute tours are available on a walk-up basis. Learn more
Sat., June 11 at 10 a.m.
1436 2nd Street
Discover the architectural gems and rich history of Downtown Santa Monica on our highly-rated guided tour. From Art Deco to Victorian and Romanesque Revival, you’ll explore the various styles that fill the streets of our city. Tours are approx. 2 hours and cover 6 blocks. Free for members and $10 for the general public. Register
PRC Stephen Schafer shotgun house
Free Virtual Tours:
Sun., June 19 at noon and 1 p.m.
Free In-person Tours:
Wed., Sat. & Sun., June 15, 25 & 26
from 12-2 p.m.
2520 2nd Street
Come and visit the last intact shotgun house in Santa Monica! Discover the journey of this incredible little house, which was saved from demolition and moved–on wheels–three times before being adapted into our modern-day Center. Reservations are not required. Learn more
Watch recordings of our Santa Monica Mosaic series, and discover the history and journeys of our African American, Japanese American, Mexican American, Tongva, and Jewish communities. Subscribe and enjoy our free archive today! Watch
Community News & Events
Buckle up! You’re in the driver’s seat on this fun driving tour through ’70s Los Angeles! The L.A. Conservancy’s downloadable guide includes three tour itineraries (with 30+ 1970s era sites), digital audio commentaries, and a digital playlist of ‘70s music to set the mood! Register
Santa Monica History Museum
Exhibit open through December 23
1350 7th Street
Learn how residents built Broadway into a flourishing community of color – and how the Interstate 10 freeway destroyed it in the 1960s. Explore the advertisements, oral histories, photographs, and songs from the archival material collected by the Quinn Research Center. Visit museum
We Thank Our Downtown Walking Tour Sponsor
Santa Monica Conservancy

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