To average Los Angeles tourist, it may seem like Los Angeles lacks history. If you were to go along Hollywood Boulevard or the Santa Monica Pier, that would definitely be the case. It's a small case where you can see a building that pre-dates the 1960s. But that doesn't mean that applies the the entire city. You just need to look a little harder.

And the task of finding historical buildings just got a little easier with the launch of HistoricPlacesLA, the first online database specifically designed to locate and ultimately protect the City of Los Angeles' historic places. With fifteen years in the making, the database can locate rougly 2,000 buildings, districts, bridges, parks, gardens, and streets. The database is a joint project between the city of Los Angeles and the Getty Conservation Institute, and is intended for policymakers, property owners, developers, tourists, students, Los Angeles history buffs, and architecture nerds. Read More