Historic Preservation – the Why and the How

Thursday January 20, 2022 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm via Zoom

In 2015, Los Angeles County passed a historic preservation ordinance. Rob Bullock will speak about his work on making Altadena Historic Highlands the first neighborhood in Altadena to acquire Historic Landmark designation. He’ll show photographs of his home and of the neighborhood, tell us about the history of the Altadena section of Historic Highlands and how far along the path to getting Historic Landmark designation the neighborhood is.

Our second speaker, a local historic home owner, will speak about his home, the Holmes House, an early Regional Modern home designed in 1941 by Whitney Roland Smith. His home was awarded Historic Landmark designation in 2021. He’ll speak about his motivation for this effort, the required research and documents, and the advantages and drawbacks of having historical landmark designation.

Beth Romero will round out the program with a brief presentation on the process of the Mills Act.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.