Explore Modern L.A. County | Los Angeles Conservancy
Race through the Clouds (1988) in Windward Circle, Venice. Photo by Larry Underhill

Modern architecture is in L.A.'s DNA. You'll find it everywhere, in every form, from high-end homes to gas stations. 

Use our Historic Modern Places map to browse more than 300 Modern places throughout L.A. County -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg. We know there are obvious omissions, and we'll continue adding new locations. We'll also add multimedia galleries for the locations already on the map.

See our Spotlight on the San Fernando Valley for three virtual tours of Ranch Houses, hillside gems, and a cruise down Ventura Boulevard.

You can also browse sites by some major themes of Modernism, including L.A.'s car culture, technological innovations, housing for the masses, the confluence of art and architecture, and more. 

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(and counting!) Modern places to explore on our new microsite for Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Photo by Gary Leonard, from Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

We have three self-guided tours of Modernism in the Valley, from Ranch homes to hillside marvels to gems along Ventura Boulevard -- take your pick or take them all!

Photo from Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

Browse themed collections of historic sites on our microsite Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A.