HistoricPlacesLA website is ready for you now

griffith-obs-hpla.jpgCropped from Stephen Schafer photo of Griffith Observatory at

The city and the Getty Conservation Institute took the wrappings off their new website of historic locations around Los Angeles. looks nice and provides information on and mapping of hundreds of City Hall-designated historic-cultural monuments and other places that might be designated someday. The data comes from the city's files and from new work by the Survey LA project, which is driving every street in the city (twice, at least) to look for and record properties that might have historic value. I have been a paid advisor to two of the Survey LA teams, on the San Fernando Valley and Wilshire area surveys.

The featured searches now up at the new website are of modernism in Los Angeles, pre-1900 LA and the entertainment industry. There will be more to come. It's "the first online information and management system specifically created to inventory, map and describe Los Angeles’ significant cultural resources," per the flackage.

Screen grab of the website below. Here's Facebook video of Mayor Eric Garcetti doing the unveiling on Tuesday.


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