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Historic Neighborhoods Conference Open to All

Wilshire United Methodist Church

Are you interested in learning more about current issues facing older and historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles, such as sustainability, mansionization, and teardowns? The Office of Historic Resources and the Los Angeles Conservancy are hosting their one-day forum on neighborhood preservation right here in Windsor Village, Saturday, October 18,2014: the L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference.

The theme of this year’s day-long event is “Sustainable Practices.” After a kick-off talk by author and preservationist Lisa See (Shanghai Girls, China Dolls) and urban planning consultant Nore Winter, three morning sessions will be offered on topics including sustainability, the basics of HPOZs and the Recode LA and Survey LA projects underway by the City of LA.

Over lunch the annual HPOZ Awards Ceremony will salute people and projects of the past year that have made an impact on historic preservation in Los Angeles. Wilshire Park’s own Robby O’Donnell will be honored for her work as a community organizer creating the Boulevard Heights National Register District on South Bronson.

Guided walking tours of the three Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs) close to the event venue will take place in the afternoon, with participants choosing one of three tours: Windsor Village, Wilshire Park or Country Club Park.

Some reasons you might want to attend the Historic Neighborhood’s Conference?

  • You want to maintain your neighborhood’s character and to hear about ways to help;
  • You live in, or own property in, an HPOZ (Historic Preservation Overlay Zone) or historic district;
  • You are a current HPOZ Board member; OR
  • You are interested in forming an HPOZ in your neighborhood.

It’s a great day to meet residents from all over Los Angeles who have taken an active interest in preserving the best of L.A. – and it’s right here in the heart of Wilshire. Reserve your tickets online prior to Oct 6th for only $25 (includes lunch.)

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90005
$25 by October 6
$30 after October 17
$35 at the door
Windsor Village
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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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