BELMONT HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT

Ellen Butler

WHO WE ARE

The Belmont Heights Historic District was signed by the city in 2002 in the designated areas between 7th to 4th, and Newport to Roswell.  Many homes in our neighborhood were developed in the first decades of the 20th century with some victorian homes remaining.  Although the Craftsman Bungalow style is most dominant, many other historic styles including Mission Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival and Neo-traditional can be found in the area.

 

A historic district is an area containing groups of older houses that are intact and unaltered.  A collection of these homes preserves the visual qualities and ambiance of the past.  Historic district status encourages neighborhood pride, protects the value of an owner’s investment, and tends to attract homeowners who appreciate the qualities, craftsmanship and design in older homes.  

 

The Cultural Heritage Comity uses architectural guidelines created by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Buildings with the intent of understanding and respecting original character of a historic structure and to change it as little as possible.  Repair is always preferable to replacement.  

 

For more information about historic districts please contact the following resources:

 

The City of Long Beach, Historic Preservation Office (562) 570-6194

http://www.Longbeach.gov/lbds/planning/preservation/

 

National Trust for Historic Preservation

https://Savingplaces.org/

 

California Office of Historic Preservation

http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/

 

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservation/standards.htm

 

American Bungalow Magazine

https://www.americanbungalow.com/

 

Old House Journal

https://www.oldhouseonline.com/

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375 Redondo Ave. #332
Long Beach, CA 90814

Phone:  562-285-3860

Email: president@MyBelmontHeights.org

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