Endangered Sites of Diversity Webinar Series

January 5, 2021

A special series in partnership with the California Preservation Foundation, three programs throughout the month of January highlighting California's most endangered historic sites associated with California's diverse heritage.

  • Part 1: LGBTQ History: Lyon Martin House, San Francisco | 1/19 - 12-1 PM PST
  • Part 2: Immigrant History: Harada House, Riverside | 1/26 - 12 - 1 PM PST
  • Part 3: Native American Heritage: West Berkeley Shellmound, Berkeley | 2/2 - 12-1:00 PM PST

CPF’s Diversity Series with the National Trust for Historic Preservation highlights endangered California sites, two of which are currently named on the National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. Since 1988, the annual list publishes information about the imminent threats facing the nation’s greatest treasures. The 2020 list includes a diverse mix of historic places nationwide featuring many of the cultures, stories, and experiences that help tell the full American story. Dozens of sites have been saved through the work of the National Trust, its partners, and local preservationists across the country. This series focuses on three significant California places: the Lyon Martin House in San Francisco, the home of a pioneering lesbian couple, the Harada House in Riverside, the center of a landmark case regarding property ownership by a Japanese family, and the West Berkeley Ohlone Shellmound and Historic Village Site in Berkeley, one of the earliest known Ohlone settlements on the shores of San Francisco Bay, with a village dating back 5,700 years. All three sites are in immediate danger of demolition from development or disrepair.

Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

See the List