Preserving Los Angeles History Architecture and Culture since 1986
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Chairman's Message
Tim Psomas, Chairman Project Restore was established in 1986 to recapture the splendor of the Public Works Session Room in Los Angeles City Hall by replicating the original wooden pews which had been removed. With the completion of the restorations of Los Angeles City Hall and the Valley Municipal Building, this organization remains dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of valuable city buildings, preserving these landmarks in order to maintain the culture and history that reside within them.

Project Restore is now ready to embark on yet another challenging restoration project. Having recently secured a grant from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment for the restoration of the Hollyhock House (renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s very first project in California) our staff will begin negotiations with the City of Los Angeles and other field related professionals. Once the project is completed, the Hollyhock House will continue to provide thousands of annual visitors with programs and exhibits for the appreciation and perpetuation of the arts.

Project Restore is also devoting its attention to projects like “First Now!” and “Civic Crossroads”. These strategic master plans for First Street and for Spring and Main Streets envision City Hall as the crossroads of enhanced streetscapes and vibrant districts running west to east from Bunker Hill to Mariachi Plaza, and south to north from the Historic Core to El Pueblo and Chinatown. Working with officials, staff, stakeholders and the public, these plans have already catalyzed cooperative planning and physical improvements to the civic heart of Los Angeles. I invite you to visit our website and monitor our progress and share my excitement about what lies in the years to come. Together we can continue to preserve our heritage for many generations to come!


— Tim Psomas, Chairman