TGHS Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

The Glendale Historical Society got its start in 1979 when a group of concerned residents came together to save the Doctors House – one of the city’s last two remaining Queen Anne-Eastlake style homes – from demolition. They moved it to Brand Park and undertook the heroic effort of restoring the Victorian house to its former glory. 

Today, The Glendale Historical Society continues in that same spirit as a dynamic, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with approximately 750 members that works to celebrate and preserve Glendale’s rich and diverse history and architectural heritage through advocacy, education and outreach.

Forty years of preservation, through collaborative efforts with city officials and staff, neighborhoods, property owners and other organizations, have resulted in establishing and strengthening Glendale’s preservation ordinances, saving a number of important buildings from demolition, the designation of more than 100 historic landmarks and the creation of seven historic districts with three more in process.

While we take time to reflect on four decades of accomplishment, it is essential that we continue to look ahead and remain focused on the issues we need to tackle now and in the future as well as celebrating all aspects of Glendale’s history and architectural heritage.

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