Incorporated April 29th, 1892, the City of Redondo Beach is the ninth city officially established in Los Angeles County. Its rich history includes Native American sites, an ambitious working seaport that rivaled the best in Southern California, the beach where surfing was introduced to the west coast, numerous recreational facilities, and oceanfront residences. Redondo Beach is also the oldest city in the South Bay, the southern portion of the Santa Monica Bay coastal area.
By encouraging the protection of historically significant landmarks, our community heritage is preserved. Since 1989 Redondo Beach's Preservation Commission has maintained a register of individual and historic districts within the City.
Commission Agendas and Minutes Online Commission Meetings are typically held at 7:00 P.M. the first Wednesday of each month, in the Redondo Beach Council Chambers, 415 Diamond Street. Meetings are broadcast live on Channel 8 to Redondo cable subscribers. Click to view agendas and minutes.
News and Announcements
Redondo Beach's 60th Landmark, 317 S Maria Avenue! In December 2006, Redondo's 60th Landmark was approved. This Craftsman/Bungalow house, built in 1921 by Edgar M. Pollard includes a clipped gable roof design. The house will be known as the "Vaught House" after its first knonw residents. This type craftsman houses account for less than 10 percent of Craftsman houses.
Mills Act Incentives Owners have Incentives options such as Redondo's Mills Act Program, a tax incentive program that helps owners of historical buildings preserve their buildings.
A hotel, roller coaster, train depot, more! Visit our page of By-Gone, but not forgotten, Redondo Beach landmarks. Historically significant to the development of Redondo Beach, today they would be candidates for preservation as part of the City's Preservation Program.
Visit our Murals Page, including the Historical Redondo Mural on the Veterans Park Bandshell, and more.
View information about, and photographs of, Redondo Beach's Historical Districts including our Local, State, and National Historic Landmarks. Also learn about Heritage Court located in Dominguez Park, home to the Redondo Beach Historical Museum and Morrell House.
Find out the historical ratings of hundreds of buildings throughout Redondo Beach using our Historical Resource Surveys.Historical Redondo Beach survey lists are now available online, click to view "A" Rated and "B" Ratedstructures.
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