Ezra F. Kysor

Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Merced Theatre

Known for its masked balls at the turn of the twentieth century, the Merced Theatre is one of the oldest remaining LGBTQ spaces in Los Angeles.
Photo courtesy Vibiana


The city's first cathedral, and one of L.A.'s few remaining nineteenth-century landmarks, was a stunning work of architecture in a town still emerging from its pueblo origins.
Photo by Annie Laskey/Los Angeles Conservancy

Foy House

This Italianate-style residence is one of the few remaining homes in Los Angeles from the 1870s. An early resident was Mary Foy, L.A.'s first female chief librarian and a leader in the women's suffrage movement