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1920s

Photo courtesy Sally Egan

Claremont Packing House

College Heights Lemon Packing House is the only remaining packing house built in Claremont during the height of the citrus industry.
Photo by Jessica Burns/L.A. Conservancy

Comerica Bank

Constructed by an unknown architect at South Pasadena's most prominent commercial intersection, the building was significantly altered when it was converted to a furniture store in the 1950s.
Golden Gate Theatre
Photo by Chattel Architecture Planning and Preservation, Inc.

CVS

The former Golden Gate Theatre is one of a handful of neighborhood movie palaces remaining in Southern California and the first East Los Angeles building listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Downtown Women’s Center
Photo by Randall Michelson, Courtesy Pica + Sullivan Architects, Ltd.

Downtown Women’s Center

After years of languishing, what William Douglas Lee had designed for a shoe company gained new life as the Downtown Women's Center, earning a Conservancy Preservation Award.
Photo courtesy Thomas Safran & Associates and Coalition for Responsible Community Development

Dunbar Hotel

A beloved landmark of L.A.'s African American heritage has reclaimed its rightful place as a vibrant community resource.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Edinburgh Bungalow Court

Completed in 1923, the Edinburgh Bungalow Court reflects early settlement patterns and the rise of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Conservancy archives

El Capitan Theatre and Office Building

The El Capitan Theatre and Office Building is the third of four major theatres constructed by prominent real estate developer C. E. Toberman, known as the “Father of Hollywood.” The six-story building was designed in the elaborate Spanish Baroque style by the renowned firm of Morgan, Walls, & Clements, who incorporated retail and office space into the upper floors. Noted theatre architect G. Albert Lansburgh designed the elaborate interior.

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