Historic Preservation in Calabasas

Preserving the historic character of Calabasas has been a long-term goal of the community. When it was proposed for demolition, residents of Calabasas rallied around the preservation of the Leonis Adobe. In 1994, the City of Calabasas adopted the Old Town Calabasas Master Plan and Design Guidelines to preserve and enhance the area around the Leonis Adobe, which is the heart of the community. On January 2, 2008, the Calabasas City Council adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance with the purpose of protecting cultural resources.

City of Calabasas Historic Context Statement
Prepared by Christopher A. Joseph & Associates (April 7, 2009)

Historic Landmark No. 1 The Masson House
Built between the late 1890S and the early 1900s

Historic Landmark No. 2 The Benson House
Frank Gehry-designed house, built in 1981

Historic Landmark No. 3 The Rouse Residence

Historic Landmark No. 4 - Old Topanga Canyon Road

Historic Landmark No. 5 The Bird Path

Historic Landmark No. 6 The Park Moderne Fountain

Historic Landmark No. 7 - Calabasas Schoolhouse Bell


City of Calabasas 2017