To start exploring
HistoricPlacesLA, visit the Search page
in the upper right corner of the page. There are a
few ways to search.
Browse resources on the map by panning, zooming, and clicking on the
Explore resources by address in the Address Search box in the right
corner of the map. Find the orange marker closest to the location and
select it for more information.
Find resources using the Resource Search to the left of the map.
Search by keyword such as building name, architect, style, or theme.
Results will be displayed on the map and in the panel below the
Resource Search box.
Each marker/result, when
selected, will generate a Resource Report that provides
information on the resource such as location, built date,
why it may be significant, and its status code. The Resource
Reports contain valuable information to assess if a property
may be eligible for historic designation or if it is already
designated. To learn more about Resource Reports, watch the
HistoricPlacesLA Resource Reports Walkthrough
If what you are looking
for does not appear on HPLA, it may not be in the inventory.
While HPLA is the database of eligible and designated historic
resources in the City of Los Angeles, information on designated
resources can also be viewed on the City’s Zone Information and
Map Access System (ZIMAS). Until all historic resources data is
in HistoricPlacesLA, continue to search for properties and
districts formally determined eligible for listing in the
National Register (NR) or the California Register (CR) by the
Keeper, Part I Tax Certification, or through a Section 106
process, or other federal regulatory process in
addition to HistoricPlacesLA. For questions about the inventory
or a particular site, please contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.