The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS), previously known as the Alameda Victorian Preservation Society (AVPS), was founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1975. At the time AAPS was founded, Victorian homes were being routinely demolished and replaced with apartment buildings. The Society helped pass a measure to stop demolition of historic buildings and has actively advocated for the first Alameda city historic preservation ordinance.  The very active Preservation Action Committee continues to advocate for renovating and reusing historic buildings. The continuing goal of AAPS is to increase public awareness and appreciation of historic architecture in Alameda.