SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Conservancy recently won a preservation award for its work on the Shotgun House. According to the city of Santa Monica’s official Facebook page, the preservation group won a 2016 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award.

“Having the Preservation Resource Center at the Shotgun House be recognized at the State level with a 2016 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award is a wonderful honor that would not have been possible without the multi-year grassroots efforts of many community members and the Santa Monica Conservancy who partnered with the City to realize the project, preserving an important piece of Santa Monica’s culture and heritage,” stated Karen Ginsberg, the Community and Cultural Services Director of Santa Monica.

Described by Santa Monica Conservancy as “unremarkable at first glance,” the Shotgun House is “in fact a rare and authentic relic from Santa Monica’s early days and an example of an architectural form with deep roots in the American past.” The award winning house will soon become the new home of the Santa Monica Conservancy and its Preservation Resource Center.

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