L.A. Vintage Cool: Virtual Tour | Los Angeles Conservancy

L.A. Vintage Cool: Virtual Tour

L.A. Vintage Cool: Virtual Tour

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:00pm Register

It's Member September!

This September we’re celebrating members like you with a FREE members-only virtual tour of some of L.A.’s coolest historic places!

Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd or 29th at 6 p.m. for L.A. Vintage Cool: A Virtual Tour. 

Pink hotels and swimming pools. Convertibles and Googie diners. Palm trees and endless freeways. Citrus and celebrities. But Los Angeles’s urban fabric is much richer and more varied than the stereotypes. Throughout its history, LA has encouraged architectural innovation, creative design, and lavish development, creating stunning results. Discover a different side of Tinseltown as we explore some rebellious icons, including the Pacific Design Center (Cesar Pelli and Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1975, 1988, 2011); Los Angeles Theatre (S. Charles Lee, S. Tilden Norton, 1931); Bradbury Building (Sumner P. Hunt and George H. Wyman, 1893); and the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (John Portman & Associates, 1976). This tour will be hosted by the L.A. Conservancy's Education team and was featured in the Virtual City Walks program by the Association of Architecture Organizations in January 2021.

Featured Location(s)

Photo by Douglas Hill/ShootingArchitecture.com

Bradbury Building

Still splendid more than 100 years after its 1893 opening, its magical light-filled Victorian court, open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings make this one of downtown's most photographed icons.
Photo courtesy of Berger/Conser Photography

Los Angeles Theatre

The most lavish and last built of Broadway’s great movie palaces, the 1931 Los Angeles was designed by legendary theatre architect S. Charles Lee.