Sunday, August 9 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Santa Monica Conservancy, in collaboration with the Historic San Vicente Coalition, will host free, guided walking tours of historic courtyard housing on San Vic-
ente Boulevard, stretching from Ocean Avenue to Seventh Street on Sunday, August 9 at 11 am, 11:30 am and noon. Tours last about 1.5-2 hours.
This corridor of courtyard housing was recently nominat-
ed for designation as a historic district by the city’s Landmark Commission with support from a number of local organizations and courtyard residents who are working
to retain the architecture and character of this unique neighborhood.
If designated, this courtyard district would become the third in Santa Monica, and very significant.
Courtyard housing is unique to Southern California.
This corridor contains the most significant and cohe-
sive concentration of courtyard buildings in Santa
Monica. Built between 1937 and 1953, it was a distinc-
tive neighborhood of architecturally noteworthy build-
The buildings are two-and-three stories, configured
around a landscaped open space, and designed in vari-
ous architectural styles such as Streamline Moderne, American Colonial Revival, and Mid-Century Modern.
This tour will provide an opportunity to learn more
about Santa Monica’s courtyards and the distinctive character of the San Vicente corridor.
The tours will begin at the northeast corner of San
Vicente Boulevard and 4th Street. Advance reservat-
ions are required and can be made here.
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tectural and cultural heritage of our city. Members
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discounts on tours and events – as well as complimen-
tary admission to our annual Holiday Party.
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Thank you! Together we will protect Santa Monica’s his-
toric places for generations to come.
Mailing Address: Santa Monica Conservancy, PO BOX 653
Santa Monica, CA 90406. Contact Name: Santa Monica Conservancy Telephone Number: (310) 496-3146