Friday, January 23, 2009

Historical Preservation in Huntington Beach

Reminder: Phil Chinn, Dana Supernowicz and Chris Jepsen (me) will discuss Historical Preservation in Huntington Beach tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 24, 4:30-6:30pm at the Huntington Beach Art Center. There will be a Q&A session after the panel discussion.
This program should be of interest to anyone who would like to see our remaining historic sites preserved, or who would like to know about the potential financial benefits of restoring or preserving your own historic (50 years or older) building. We'd like to (finally) get a preservation movement going in H.B., and perhaps you can help.
The program will be part of the Art Center's “Ebb & Flow” exhibit, honoring the centennial of the City of Huntington Beach. The Register ran an article about the exhibit yesterday.
The news clipping above is from the Huntington Beach News, in Nov. 1931, announcing the opening of the Standard Market at 128 Main St. The market was demolished during downtown's "redevelopment."


Douglas McIntosh said...

I wish you the best with the HB historic preservation conferences.
Please remember the cities Japanese-American Sites ( if there are any left)and prehistoric resources.
I have very strong feelings about redevelopment.Often neighborhoods or areas are deemed to be "blighted", which opens the door for the Redevelopment agencies wrecking ball. I ref. Anaheim, Garden Grove, Brea, HB, etc...Whole historic districts bulldozed without review. Please check out the pub. "Redevelopment:The Unknown Government" by OC Supervisor Chris Norby, Sept. 2002.
Good luck Chris.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great work Chris. Appreciated very much.