Alhambra Preservation Group was founded in 2003 by Oscar Amaro and the late Katherine Hildreth. By 2003, Alhambra had already lost many important structures to demolition – excellent examples of period architecture which had figured prominently in the early development of the San Gabriel Valley.
Alhambra Preservation Group was established to prevent further losses by raising awareness about the value of preserving and restoring historic buildings, rather than consigning them to the wrecking ball. It quickly grew into a small coalition of community members who shared both an interest and appreciation for local history and a deep concern over threats to Alhambra’s historical architectural resources.
Today Alhambra Preservation Group is one of the largest non-profit organization in Alhambra with an active membership of 100 households.