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Breed St. Shul Case Study & Site Tour

September 20, 2012
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Breed Street Shul
247 N Breed St
Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States
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Join us for a tour of the newly completed 1915 historic building.

The Breed Street Shul in the Boyle Heights neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.  The original wood frame 1915 building was recently rehabilitated for use as an arts, educational, and cultural center.  The Byzantine Revival unreinforced 1923 building with beautiful stained glass and folk art murals has been stabilized.

There will be a tour of the property and a panel discussion about historic preservation in Los Angeles.  Hear from a group of experts how local, state and federal historic preservation policies both protect and provide incentives to rehabilitate historic buildings.  There will be a presentation on how the Shul property was preserved and transferred to a non-profit; where grant funds were secured; what has been implemented; and plans for the future of the Shul buildings.


  • Lambert Giessinger, Historic Preservation Architect, Office of Historic Resources, City of Los Angeles
  • Robert Chattel, Historic Preservation Architect, Chattel Architecture, Planning  & Preservation
  • Moderated by Tsilah Burman, Former Executive Director of the Breed Street Shul Project
  • Adrian Fine, Director of Advocacy, LA Conservancy


Please note: Registration increases $5 after the registration deadline of September 17th.

Private $45
Gov/Nonprofit/Young Leader (Under 35) $35
Student $25

Private $60
Gov/Nonprofit $50
Student $35

Parking can be found on the street or in one of two city parking lots that charge $2.00 for the day. One is located on Breed Street, just north of Cesar Chavez (about a block north of the Shul) and the other is around the corner on Chicago, just south of Cesar Chavez.

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