LA Conservancy To Hold Neighborhood Conference Saturday

LA Historic Neighborhood Conference this Saturday presented by the LA Conservancy (Images (l-r): Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy; Office of Historic Resources; L.A. Conservancy Archives)
The LA Conservancy’s LA Historic Neighborhood Conference this Saturday (Images (l-r): Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy; Office of Historic Resources; L.A. Conservancy Archives)

It’s not too late to get tickets for the LA Conservancy’s LA Historic Neighborhood Conference this Saturday. The day-long forum on neighborhood preservation is being presented by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning’s Office of Historic Resources and the Conservancy for anyone who is interested in learning more about preserving LA’s diverse neighborhoods.

This year’s theme focuses on “community character, from tree-lined streets of historic homes, to clusters of older duplexes and bungalow courts, to “background buildings” in industrial neighborhoods,” according to the Conservancy.  Panel discussions at the conference will examine a range of topics including mansionization, historic and conservation districts, community advocacy, and the City’s re:code LA initiative.

Charles Phoenix will kick off the conference with a live slide show performance Charles Phoenix: Architecture in Los Angeles! celebrating L.A. neighborhoods, local landmarks, Googie, mid-century mod, themed-environments, and more.

Presented this year with the West Adams Heritage Association, the conference will take place at the historic St. John’s Cathedral on West Adams Blvd. Attendees can choose from a number of panel discussions in the morning and afternoon. The conference will conclude with guided walking tours of several historic neighborhoods nearby.  Visit the Conservancy website for more detailed information on the schedule.

Registration for the conference is picking up so if you are interested in attending, Conservancy staff recommend that you go online soon to buy your tickets.  Before Saturday, tickets are $30 and $35 on Saturday.

“If you are interested in attending, we strongly encourage people to register in advance to insure there’s a spot,” said Laura Dominguez, Preservation Coordinator at the Conservancy.

L.A. Historic Neighborhood Conference
Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
St. John’s Cathedral
514 W. Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Tickets:
$30 by October 14
$35 at the door, if available
The fee covers the cost of the conference, as well as morning refreshments and lunch.

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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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