HistoricPlacesLA is an online tool created specifically for the City of Los Angeles to inventory, map, and help protect significant cultural and historic resources. HistoricPlacesLA showcases the diversity of the city’s historic resources, including architecturally significant buildings, places of social importance, historic districts, bridges, parks, landscapes, and more. It documents both designated and potentially eligible historic resources.

Use HistoricPlacesLA to conduct research on a site or property, discover unique places, and explore LA’s rich history. To learn more about HistoricPlacesLA and how to search the inventory, see the video and user guides below.

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Click on the thumbnails below to access the step-by-step guides in PDF format.

How to Search HistoricPlacesLA Step by Step Guide Resource Reports Walkthrough Guide

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