31st Annual Preservation Awards


Join us for an elegant evening aboard the Queen Mary as we celebrate historic preservation and the future of our city’s past. The 31st Annual Preservation Awards will be held on Thursday, March 14th, 2019.


2019 Sponsors









About the Preservation Awards

Since 1988, Long Beach Heritage has presented Preservation Awards to recognize outstanding efforts to preserve our architectural and cultural heritage. Recipients have included distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations who have demonstrated a commitment to historic places.


2019 Award Recipients

Preservationist of the Year 

Louise Ivers
 is a retired professor from California State Dominguez Hills, historian, author of two books on Long Beach architecture, and a former Cultural Heritage Commissioner.

Image courtesy of the CVB

Cultural Resource Study Award

Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for the digitization of Harvey Keller’s Long Beach Treasures

Preservation Technology Award 

Rancho Los Alamitos for the seismic stabilization of the historic ranch house

Photo: Christopher Launi

Rehabilitation Award

George’s ’50s Diner, a local landmark designed by architect Wayne McAllister (1950) was recently rehabilitated following a 2016 fire.

Rehabilitation Award

Mira Mar Avenue Craftsman bungalow (1921) built by Miner Smith rehabilitated by Dominique Hohman

Preservation Award

The Edward and Laura Killingsworth Residence (1961) for preservation of architect Edward Killingsworth’s family home.

Photo: Darren Bradley

Rehabilitation Award

The John McWilliams Residence (1958), designed by engineer John W. McWilliams, was recently rehabilitated by the Nicolai family. 

Photo: Tony Colombini

Restoration Award 

Rockwell Properties restored the mosaic at International City Bank by Susan Hertel for Millard Sheets Studio (1979)

Photo: Darren Bradley

Rehabilitation Award 

Summerjax rehabilitated the Clock, Waestman, Clock Law Offices (Killingsworth, Brady and Smith, 1957)

Each Preservation Award Winner is selected by a jury of local professionals engaged in architecture, history, and real estate. The jury selects projects located in Long Beach that have been recently completed and conform to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.


Event Details

Cocktail reception (no-host bar) and silent auction at 5:30pm
Dinner served at 7pm
Hosted Parking

Long Beach Heritage is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and a portion of your purchase is a tax-deductible donation. Please see ticket details for more information.

Become a member at the Contributor level and receive a complimentary ticket.