The City of Redlands recognizes the huge significance of all the historic buildings in town, from businesses to institutional buildings to private residences. Many years ago, the City created the Historic and Scenic Preservation Ordinance to protect those structures. Featured are the designations of Local Historic Landmark and Local Historic Resource. Owners of historic properties can nominate their buildings and sites for either of these designations. But the nomination application is challenging. It involves researching historical and technical data which is sometimes difficult to find.
To encourage building owners to nominate their structures, Redlands Conservancy Historic Preservation Council members will assist anyone with the nomination form. We will meet with the owner, do the research, and help with filling out the form. We can also help owners understand all the benefits of the historic designations. The nomination does not cost anything, nor does the Redlands Conservancy assistance. It’s our way to give back to the community.
Call (909) 389-7810, or click here to send an email to get assistance nominating a structure for local historic designations.