Historical-cultural Monuments

Ira Brown of Binary LA set up a Flickr group to serve as a photo database of Historical and Cultural Monuments (HCM) in Los Angeles. He explains

I believe that photography is an essential instrument in the planner’s toolbox. However, the quality of much of the photographs we see from planning departments and their consultants are lacking in basic principles of photography. So with this in mind, I plan to photography all of the City of Los Angeles designated historic buildings and places. The City of Los Angeles has over 500 designated “historical-cultural monuments” that define the cultural heritage of this city.

If you want to help out, check out this LA city planning site for a list of HCM’s in your community.

Photo credit: Evan G

5 thoughts on “Historical-cultural Monuments”

  1. Very cool heads up!

    I’ve signed up for the group.

    I was kind of disappointed to see that there were no buildings listed in Silverlake/Echo Park though.

  2. This is so bad ass. I KNEW there was a reason I took those pictures at Hollyhock House today!!

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