The City of West Hollywood’s annual Historic Preservation Celebration, Plummer Park Through the Years, will celebrate the stories, events, and memories that have unfolded within the historic buildings of Plummer Park. The event will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Admission to the event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
In addition to the City’s annual historic preservation celebration, the City has partnered with the California Preservation Foundation for their second annual Doors Open event. Great Hall, Long Hall, and Fiesta Hall will be open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. where attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the groups that have played a pivotal role in fostering community unity within the historic buildings of Plummer Park.
The City of West Hollywood, which was incorporated in 1984, recognizes and values the importance of preserving its cultural resources. The City’s Current and Historic Preservation Planning Division works with the City’s Historic Preservation Commission to identify and protect historic resources in West Hollywood. The City adopted an Historic Preservation Ordinance in 1989 and it has designated over 100 structures as cultural resources.
The Historic Preservation Commission (formerly Cultural Heritage Commission) was created on November 6, 1989 and is comprised of five (5) members appointed by individual Councilmembers and two (2) appointments by the Council as a whole (at-large). All members appointed shall serve a two-year term commencing on March 1st following a general election. Members shall have a significant interest in the City such as residency, business or residential ownership, economic involvement or some other valid link to be determined by the City Council. All members of the Commission shall have a demonstrated interest or competence in, or knowledge of, historic preservation and the cultural resources of the City. Commission members shall not be officers or employees of the city. The Commission shall meet no more than once monthly, and if a member of the Commission is absent for any reason for more than three regular meetings in any twelve-month period, the office of such member shall be vacated.
For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s historic preservation efforts, please visit the City’s Historic Preservation website at www.wehopreservation.org.