The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS), previously known as the Alameda Victorian Preservation Society (AVPS), was founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1975.  The continuing goal of AAPS is to increase public awareness and appreciation of historic architecture in Alameda.

Bay Area historian Woody Minor highlights the rich history of industry in Alameda

As a supplement to Judith Lynch’s article about the proposed development at Alameda Marina in our February 2018 newsletter, please take a look at this informative slideshow produced by Bay Area historian Woody Minor highlighting the rich history of industry in Alameda.



Nominate an Alameda home for a Historic Preservation Award!

AAPS is now seeking nominations for the annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony. Preservation Awards are conferred on restored properties in Alameda with historic or architectural significance. Nominated buildings may range in age from the 19th century through the 1940s, and their use may vary, including commercial properties, churches, governmental structures, single family homes and apartment houses. The awards showcase projects that preserve, restore or reuse historic property in a way that enhances its architectural character.

To nominate a building for a Preservation Award, please fill out or download the Preservation Award Nomination form.

Awards will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 7:00 pm, Location TBD

February’s Newsletter


February’s newsletter is now online. Featuring highlights from October’s membership meeting on residential seismic retrofit, a farewell to wallpaper designer and author,Paul Duchscherer, and our spotlight on local artist, Stephen Sèche. Don’t miss it! View a list of our past newsletters.