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1920s

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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.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Elmer Belt Residence

Dr. Elmer Belt pioneered sex reassignment procedures in the 1950s and played a key role in redefining gender and sexual identities.
Ennis House
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Ennis House

The last and largest of Frank Lloyd Wright’s four “textile block” houses was designed by the father and built by the famed architect's son Lloyd.
Photo by Bruce Scottow/L.A. Conservancy

Evelyn Hooker Residence

Dr. Hooker's groundbreaking psychological studies of gay men helped change the commonly held belief that homosexuality was a mental illness.
Site of original Canter's Deli. Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Former Canter's Delicatessen

Canter's Deli, a quintessential L.A. institution, has its roots in the Jewish community along Brooklyn Avenue.
Photo by Sue Hwang

Formosa Café

The Formosa Café is currently undergoing rehabilitation and will reopen in 2018.
Photo by Jim Simmons Photography

Freehand Los Angeles

A long-neglected former office building was transformed into a vibrant hotel, connecting people to their past and each other.
Garfield Building
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Garfield Building

This twelve-story structure gracefully combines Art Deco geometry and the floral swirl of the Art Nouveau style.

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