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1950s

Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Club Ripples

Since 1972, Club Ripples has been an important social and political center in Long Beach's LGBTQ community.
Photo by John Eng

Covina Bowl

Southern California has a few mid-century bowling alleys that survive as a testament to the glory days of the building type. One of the most exuberant is the Covina Bowl.
Cox House
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Cox House

A remarkable Mid-Century Modern residence that literally embraces the natural environment, so much so it's aptly nicknamed "The Tree House."
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Crestwood Hills

What began as four musicians wanting to raise the level of middle-income family housing prospered into a utopian community in the middle of some of the most prime real estate in the country.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Daughters of Bilitis

The L.A. chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis was responsible for bringing greater visibility to the experiences of lesbians during the 1950s and '60s.

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