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Historic Preservation

Why Historic Preservation is Important

the history of a place through its significant historic resources gives a community its unique character, and historic preservation adds to the quality of life making for a more livable community.
- Preservation strengthens neighborhoods.
- Preserved residential and commercial spaces are an asset to their communities.
- Preservation encourages local economic growth.
- Preservation conserves natural resources.
- Preserving historic buildings is crucial to retaining our nation;s heritage and history.
- It is environmental and practical, large scale recycling, it reduces the need for new materials and other costs of demolition.
- Historic preservation will increase the value of your home

Our 2nd
Historic Cultural Monument Nomination in 2020

Nishiyama Residencence/Otomisan Japanese Restaurant
2504 - 2508 East First Street
Los Angeles/Boyle Heights, 90033

November 5, 2020, 10am, via zoom.
The Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting can be listened to by dialing: (213) 621-2489 OR (818) 904-9450.
You can also view the meeting online via Zoom at:
and use meeting ID: 813 2535 7754, passcode: 710 207

Click to view our Nomination Application: CHC-2020-6022-HCM

Click to view the AGENDA

Our First Historic Cultural Monument Nomination in 2020

International Institute of Los Angeles/Boyle Heights
435 South Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles/Boyle Heights, Ca 90033

CHC-2020-899-HCM 435
The International Institute-Los Angeles/Boyle Heights, is significant for its association with Progress Era reform, women's social movements, and patterns of immigration in Los Angeles.

As a community-serving institutions, the property represents Boyle Heights' ethno-racial diversity and is an excellent example of Spanish colonial Revival architecture in an institutional setting.
  1. On April 17, 2020, CHC Nomination:
  2. On August 20, 2020, we held our CHC Second meeting.
  3. Page 6, that the Los Angeles Conservancy has written, spotlighting our HCM nomination:
For those of you who remember the wonderful dances that took place at the International Institute Los Angeles/Boyle Heights, here are few Dance Tickets, courtesy George Nakano:  It was nice to learn that former Assembly member George Nakano and Councilmember Gil Cedillo were seat mate in the State Assembly and Councilmember Herb Wesson as Assembly Speaker appointed George as the first Asian Democratic Caucus Chair. George also served with Councilmember Paul Koretz in the State Assembly.

We look forward to sharing more of your memorabilia.

Boyle Heights Community Partners is a California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation #4164647 (c)