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SurveyLA -- Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey -- 1 of 3

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Published on Jun 2, 2008

SurveyLA: Preserving Los Angeles is a half-hour television production that introduces viewers to one of the City of Los Angeles' most exciting and groundbreaking projects - the largest local citywide historic resources survey in the nation - showcasing Los Angeles' rich architectural and cultural heritage.

Partially funded by the Getty Foundation, SurveyLA (the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey) is an unprecedented, five-year citywide initiative to identify significant historic resources throughout Los Angeles - including ornate historic theaters, Modernist commercial buildings, exuberant Art Deco structures, Craftsman bungalow neighborhoods, and places that shaped our city's social history and its diverse communities. SurveyLA will engage Angelenos in identifying historic places that are worthy of recognition and protection.

The program is divided into three segments that explain the survey by taking viewers to diverse historic places around the city, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, the Dunbar Hotel on Central Avenue, the Far East Café in Little Tokyo, Weatherwolde Castle in Tujunga, Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, and the Modernist neighborhoods of Crestwood Hills in Brentwood and Balboa Highlands in Granada Hills for interviews with local leaders who discuss how the survey will help preserve the places that make Los Angeles special.

The program addresses how the survey will help Los Angeles preserve its remarkable architecture, protect places of deep social and cultural significance, and generate economic revitalization. SurveyLA will help policymakers, property owners, and community members make intelligent decisions about development and historic preservation.

This video is a collaboration of the City of Los Angeles' Office of Historic Resources (OHR) and Information Technology Agency, LA Cityview, Channel 35. Click on Part 1 to get started, and be sure to view all three segments.

We hope that the program will encourage you to get involved. Do you know of a place connected with an important person or with a significant event that helped form the history of your neighborhood or community? The Office of Historic Resources invites you to share your stories, pictures, or documents by clicking on MYhistoricLA at www.surveyla.org

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