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Los Angeles LGBT Historic Context Published!

Like San Francisco and New York City, Los Angeles’s past is rich in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history. However, Los Angeles is one of only a few cities nationwide to recognize this history by completing a LGBT historic context statement. A historic context statement is a technical document written in narrative form that provides guidelines on the identification and evaluation of historic resources within a geographic area. The recently published LGBT historic context statement for Los Angeles was prepared by Galvin Preservation Associates under the direction of Teresa Grimes, with contributions from Wes Joe and Carson Anderson. It is now an important chapter within SurveyLA’s Citywide Context Statement that will be released after the survey process has been completed.   

LGBT Historic Context Statement Published

The City of Los Angeles has completed a pioneering historic context statement on LGBT history to help guide its citywide survey work.

New Cultural Heritage Commissioners Appointed

Mayor Eric Garcetti has added three new members to the City's Cultural Heritage Commission in recent months, all with architectural expertise.

OHR's "How-To" Guide to Conducting Historical Research

Are you looking to research the history of a Los Angeles building? Here are a few tips to get you started.

SurveyLA Highlighted on National Television

SurveyLA, the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey, was the focus of a May 12 feature story on the national PBS NewsHour.

SurveyLA Historic Context Summary Tables Published

The citywide Historic Context Statement is a critical part of SurveyLA as it provides the framework for identifying and evaluating historic resources.

OHR Unveils New Historic-Cultural Monument Application Form

The OHR has released the first major revision in more than a decade to the nomination form for new Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Council Approves New Downtown Historic-Cultural Monuments

The Union Bank and Trust Building and Stowell Hotel have recently become new Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Historic Context Statement Outline and Resource Guide Available

SurveyLA's Historic Context Statement (HCS) is a narrative document that provides the framework for survey professionals to identify potential historic resources and evaluate them according to established federal, state, and local criteria for designation.

SurveyLA Results Available

As surveys of Community Plan Areas are completed, the OHR is posting results on the Survey Findings portion of our website.

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