Modern Issues | Los Angeles Conservancy

If you know of a historic Modern place that is threatened with demolition or excessive alteration, please notify us right away at info@laconservancy.org or call (213) 623-2489.

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Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

On June 30, 2013 the Civic Auditorium closed, pending a new use and funding for a seismic retrofit and rehabilitation.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barry Building

As of October 31, 2013, the proposed project that targeted the landmarked Barry Building and Coral Tree Median for demolition and alteration has been withdrawn by the owner, and is no longer under consideration by the City of Los Angeles.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

CBS Television City

In October 2018, CBS announced an intent to sale their 25-acre property to the Los Angeles-based investment firm Hackman Capital Partners. In June 2018, it was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Glendale County Building

The State’s Administrative Office of the Courts has proposed expanding or replacing the Glendale County Building, also known as the Glendale Courthouse.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Hollywood Palladium

A project called Palladium Residences proposes to build two 28-story towers behind and adjacent to the historic Hollywood Palladium.
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Chase Bank / Lytton Savings

We believe the 8150 Sunset Boulevard project’s fundamental objectives can be accomplished without demolition of the historic Lytton Savings building.
Covina Bowl, following its closure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Covina Bowl

This rare and flamboyant 1956 Googie bowling alley has been determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chuey Residence, as photographed by Julius Shulman. Courtesy of J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Chuey Residence

This Richard Neutra-designed home now has a path forward for preservation.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mission Hills Bowl

Good news! The 1957 Googie-style Mission Hills Bowl building will be adaptively reused as part of a new shopping center.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Orange Julius Building

The City of Los Angeles has nominated the rare Googie walk-up stand for local landmark designation.
Photo by Larry Underhill

Seaport Marina Hotel

This Googie-style garden motel in Long Beach was demolished in October 2017.

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