Historic Preservation


City Receives Award From Los Angeles Conservancy (May 1, 2018)

The Community Development Department is pleased to announce the receipt of an award from the Los Angeles Conservancy for the City of San Gabriel’s Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance update.  The Ordinance was recognized alongside the Freehand Hotel, the Glendale Central Library, the Lankershim Depot, the Rose Bowl, the Salkin and Silvertop homes, and the Gilmore Gas Station.  

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a member-based nonprofit organization devoted to preserving the architectural and cultural history of Los Angeles County, formed in the 1978.  The Conservancy works through advocacy and education to raise awareness to find solutions for endangered historic resources. 

May is Preservation Month

Visit a historic site, nominate a historically significant property to the National Register of Historic Places, create a family history book. Historic preservation is not only about preserving building and sites, but also the stories and traditions connected to those places. Visit the State Office of Historic Preservation website for more information on Preservation Month and other preservation programs. 

Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance

In 2017, the San Gabriel City Council adopted the updated Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance.  You can review the City Council 2nd reading staff report and Ordinance by clicking here.  The Ordinance contains the procedures for designating and maintaining historic properties and establishes the duties and responsibilities of the Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Commission. 

In 2014, the Los Angeles Conservancy released a County-wide Preservation Report Card, which gave San Gabriel a grade of B.  Click here to learn more about the report card for San Gabriel.          


Contact the Planning Division at (626) 308-2806 or CommDevInfo@sgch.org