California Landmarks

California’s many landmarks are the inspiration for Landmarks California:  the Places of Our Diverse Cultures and Histories.    These places mark the land and remind us of the stories of the many groups of people who have contributed to the development of California.  The California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) has funded the restoration of just a handful of California’s cultural and historical resources and we feature several of those here.  The remainder can be found at and in the book Preserving California’s Treasures.


Angel Island Immigration Station, San Francisco Bay







Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles






Stanton-McDonald Wright Murals, Santa Monica Public Library






Steam Locomotive Sierra #3, California State Parks






Angels Flight Railway, Los Angeles






Japanese American Museum of San Jose






Latino Theatre Company, Los Angeles






Madera County Paleontology Museum






Oakland Museum of CA






Oakland Fox Theater






San Diego Natural History Museum 






San Francisco Museum at the U.S. Mint 




The Great Wall of Los Angeles 








Cosmopolitan Hotel (Casa de Bandini), San Diego






Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco






Atascadero City Hall






Richmond Natatorium  –  The Plunge