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Vernacular

Four-Level Interchange
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Four-Level Interchange

As the only interchange in the region to be certified as a civil engineering landmark, its robust elegance is a true aesthetic achievement.
Photo by Trudi Sandmeier

Highways Performance Space

Highways Performance Space provided artists and activists with a collaborative space at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Photo by Lauren Everett/L.A. Conservancy staff.

Japanese American Commercial Village Buildings

This row of modest commercial buildings is the last vestige of a Japanese fishing village and commercial district that thrived on Terminal Island before World War II.
Photo courtesy Dayle DeBry

Japanese Pioneer Memorial

This ten-foot memorial featuring a granite obelisk was originally dedicated in 1938 to honor early Japanese settlers of the Antelope Valley.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Lankershim Depot

Closed for more than thirty years, one of the San Fernando Valley’s oldest buildings gained new life as a coffee shop.
Photo courtesy of GPA Consulting, Inc

Los Cinco Puntos

Located at the crossroads of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, Los Cinco Puntos reveals two meaningful local traditions.
Photo by Don Holtz

Old Town Music Hall

The State Theatre, originally opened in 1921 as a live performance venue for employees of the nearby Standard Oil Refinery, transformed into the Old Town Music Hall in 1968. Home to a Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ, the theatre specializes in concerts, films from Hollywood’s Golden Age, and silent films accompanied live on the pipe organ.

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