Wed, Nov 16|
Preservation Session | How to Research your Home's History
Our next Preservation Session will focus on recent examples of unique and unusual discoveries, explanations of the historic research resources available at little or no cost, and demonstrations of how to get started on uncovering more about your home.
Time & Location
Nov 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
About the event
Whether you live in a home built in the 1930s or the 1990s, you have likely wondered about who lived there, who designed it, and what is its history. Whether you live in a small or large condominium complex, or in a single-family home at a country club, your home and community have their own interesting history. We live in a fascinating area of southern California, popular with the rich and famous for decades, and where people have made considerable contributions to the local community or to the nation. One of these influential residents might have lived in your home. Your house could be eligible for a historic designation if it meets local criteria.
Preservation Mirage is proud to present its next online Preservation Session on ‘How to research your home’s history,’ with recent examples of unique and unusual discoveries, explanations of the historic research resources available at little or no cost, and demonstrations of how to get started on uncovering more about your home. Attendees will be able to ask specific questions about their home in the Q & A that will follow. They will also receive a PDF follow-up document itemizing the research resources discussed during the session.
Melissa Riche, founder and current president of Preservation Mirage, has written numerous historic nomination documents on behalf of homeowners in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, in the process of uncovering a previously unknown A. Quincy Jones house, identifying an important 1930s Palm Springs house, and obtaining historic designation for a 1970s home.