Friday, April 03, 2009

Historic LA survey launches Saturday

Do you know of a special place worthy of historic recognition by the City of Los Angeles? If so, be sure to attend "MYhistoricLA," an event hosted by the Office of Historic Resources on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Angeles Central Library.

Our city has a rich and diverse cultural heritage as well as a remarkable architectural legacy, but only 15 percent of Los Angeles has ever been surveyed to identify these historic places. Historic preservation professionals conducting the survey cannot know all of the potential historic resources throughout the city - and that's why they need your help. They want to hear your special story about a local building, landmark, or other special location in your neighborhood.

The event is part of a special citywide kickoff celebration of SurveyLA, Los Angeles's first-ever comprehensive survey of its historic resources. Be sure to come and learn how survey teams will identify historic sites in your neighborhood. To learn more about how you can help spread the word, click here.