Historic Preservation Program
The City of Paso Robles has a rich and interesting history. The historic origins of the City date back to the mid-to-late19th century. The City is fortunate to have many historic buildings, landmarks, and some cases districts, that remain in the present time. These historic treasures help shape the community’s character and continue Paso Robles’ legacy. To help preserve these resources, the City Council established a goal to update the current City-wide Historic Inventory and establish a Historic Preservation Ordinance.
Toward this end, the City has prepared a Historic Resources Survey and has drafted a Historic Preservation Ordinance. Now that the research is complete, the City is ready to take the program through the public review and hearing process.
Paso Robles Museums
Estrella Warbirds Museum - 4251 Dry Creek Rd. - (805) 227-0440
The Estrella Warbirds Museum is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft, military vehicles, and memorabilia to those who flew and worked on military aircraft. Adopting a name to memorialize the World War II Estrella Army Air Force Base, that which is now Paso Robles Municipal Airport, the Museum was chartered as a not-for-profit California corporation in 1992, and 501(c)3 accreditation soon followed to establish them as an organization approved to receive surplus aircraft and other government properties. www.ewarbirds.org
Carnegie Library - Downtown Paso Robles City Park - (805) 238-4996
The Paso Robles Historical Society is a non-profit organization that seeks and encourages the development of archives and serves as a repository for records and other materials. Displays are located upstairs in the Carnegie Historic Library, and include local history and photos. Some of the displays rotate seasonally, including one case available for the community to display their club or organizations history. Downstairs there is a library of books that may be used for research. Docents are available to answer your questions. www.pasorobleshistoricalsociety.org
Pioneer Museum - 2010 Riverside Ave. - (805) 239-4556
A walk through the door of the Pioneer Museum is a walk into the by-gone days of the Paso Robles area. The Paso Robles Pioneer Museum is a wonderful collection of visual and written history. Their mission is to preserve the cultural heritage of California's Paso Robles area through well-organized and detailed displays, historical literature and education. www.pasoroblespioneermuseum.org