|Incorporated April 29th, 1892,
the City of Redondo Beach is the ninth city officially established in Los Angeles County.
Its rich history includes Native American sites, an ambitious working seaport that
rivaled the best in Southern California, the beach where surfing was introduced to the
west coast, numerous recreational facilities, and oceanfront residences. Redondo
Beach is also the oldest city in the South Bay, the southern portion of the Santa Monica
Bay coastal area.
By encouraging the protection of historically significant landmarks, our community heritage is preserved. Since 1989 Redondo Beach's Preservation Commission has maintained a register of individual and historic districts within the City.
|Commission Agendas and Minutes Online|
|Commission Meetings are
typically held at 7:00 P.M. the first Wednesday of each month, in the Redondo Beach
Council Chambers, 415 Diamond Street. Meetings are broadcast live on Adelphia
Channel 8 to Redondo cable subscribers. Click to view agendas and minutes.
Check our Events Calendar for other activities.
|Like to learn more about historic preservation through a college course? Click here.|
|View the history of the Redondo Beach Old Salt Lake, California State Landmark Number 373, by clicking here.|
| Redondo Beach's
50th Landmark, 309 N. Francisca Ave
In July 2003, Redondo's 50th Landmark was approved. This Craftsman house, built in 1922 by George W. and Emma A. Pollock, includes a pitched hipped roof with central hipped dormer. This type craftsman houses account for less than 10 percent of Craftsman houses.
|Vincent Park approved as City
After residents around the Park suggested landmarking, the City Council agreed and initiated the formal landmarking process. Vincent Park dates back to 1887, when the original townsite was designed by William Hammond Hall, who was also California State Engineer and who also designed Golden Gate Park. The lamp-shaped design of the Park and surrounding streets is in the spirit of the Chautauqua Movement, and is is named after one of the co-founders.
|A hotel, roller coaster, train depot, more! Visit our page of By-Gone, but not forgotten, Redondo Beach landmarks. Historically significant to the development of Redondo Beach, today they would be candidates for preservation as part of the City's Preservation Program.|
|Participate in our
public poll regarding the future of the Millie Reira's Seafood Grotto Sign! Click here to read and add comments .
Read about current issues at the Preservation News page.
|Visit our Murals Page, including the Historical Redondo Mural on the Veterans Park Bandshell, and more.|
|View information about, and photographs of, Redondo Beach's Historical Districts including our Local, State, and National Historic Landmarks. Also learn about Heritage Court located in Dominguez Park, home to the Redondo Beach Historical Museum and Morrell House.|
|Find out the historical
ratings of hundreds of buildings throughout Redondo Beach using our Historical Resource
Redondo Beach survey lists are now available online, click to view "A" Rated and "B" Rated structures.
Owners have Incentives options such as Redondo's Mills Act Program, a tax incentive program that helps owners of historical buildings preserve their buildings.
|Earthlink Corporation has selected the City of Redondo Beach Preservation Program Website as a winner in their Homepage design contest.|
|Please send questions or comments to the webmaster.|