• The Highland Park Heritage Trust sponsored the 2009 Lummis Day Festival and has awarded a grant to the Lummis Day Community Foundation to fund the Festival’s activities in the areas of education and preservation advocacy.
• Received awards for work on the historic Sante Fe Arroyo Seco Railroad Bridge
• Produce annual events including an architectural home tour and a community awards celebration for the past 15 years.
• Established the largest historic district (the Highland Park HPOZ) in Los Angeles, with over 2,500 Contributing Structures.
• Nominated over 50 properties as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments. First nomination was the Northeast Police Station on York Blvd that has now been restored and will re-open as the Los Angeles Police Museum. In 1999, we worked with The Judson Studios on their National Register Listing.
• 2000 – Produced a 15-minute video on the History of the Lower Arroyo Seco, used for a bus tour at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference in Los Angeles.
• 1999 – Created the McAvoy Education Fund that provides books on preservation and architectural to local elementary schools.
• 1998 – Operation Save was born; HPHT assisted in moving and rehabilitating two houses from Figueroa Street to 326 N. Avenue 53 in Highland Park with owner John Nese. HPHT produced a video on the project, “The House That Moved Twice” for public education on preservation.
• 1997 – successfully advocated for the erection of Garvanza district signage from City of Los Angeles. A ceremony, held at the Judson Studios, celebrated the first town in Northeast Los Angeles and LA’s first art colony. This act alone has brought back the historic name for community residents.
• 1996 – Celebration of the rehabilitation of the Sante Fe Arroyo Seco Railroad Bridge – the transportation link that connected Chicago to LA and brought emmigrants from the east at the turn of the Century.