Historic LB

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Helpful Historic District Documents and Restoration Resources

City of Long Beach Certificates of Appropriateness overview:  Recommended reading for those remodeling in Long Beach Historic Districts

A walking guide map showcasing a delightful tour of our neighborhood

Printable pdf Map of Drake Park / Willmore City Historic District

Willmore City Planned Development Plan (PD-10)

Willmore District Implementation Plan 2005 (draft of PD-10 update)

City of Long Beach Neighborhood Resource Center

Long Beach RiverLink:  Connecting City to River: provides a framework for the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine to connect the neighborhoods of the westside of Long Beach, and greater Long Beach with the Los Angeles River.

City of Long Beach Historic District Guidelines

City of Long Beach Historic Element

City of Long Beach Downtown Community Plan (draft of PD-30 update)

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

Problem Properties: The Process



Long Beach Public Library Digital Archive   There are lots of photos

Additional Long Beach Historic Organizations and Neighborhoods


The Bembridge Heritage Homesite – The Bembridge House (1906) is a magnificent and highly ornate example of late Queen Anne Victorian architecture, and both the exterior and interior exemplify the finest accomplishments of turn-of-the-century architectural designers and craftsmen.

Rancho Los Cerritos – Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs and events. Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine.

Rancho Los Alamitos


Historical Society of Long Beach

The Historical Society of Long Beach is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  Their mission is to connect people to the past and to the place they live by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the material history of Long Beach.  Through our programs and services, we help develop an inclusive community narrative that gives residents a greater understanding of their role in the story of their neighborhood and their city.

Long Beach Heritage

Long Beach Heritage is a nonprofit education and advocacy group whose membership is dedicated to protecting and preserving the architectural and cultural heritage of the City of Long Beach.