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

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.
Earl Carroll Theatre, now Nickelodeon Studios. Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Earl Carroll Theatre

The 1938 Earl Carroll Theatre Building will be preserved as part of a new mixed-use development on Sunset Boulevard.
Altered signage as it looks today. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Driftwood Drive-Thru Dairy Pole Sign

One of very few intact drive-thru dairies in Los Angeles County, the Conservancy’s Modern Committee commissioned a nomination for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources to help protect this unique structure.
Photo by The West End on Flickr

Dodger Stadium

For its recent renovations, Dodger stadium owners retained preservation architect Brenda Levin as part of the team overseeing stadium upgrades.
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project that targeted the landmarked Barry Building and Coral Tree Median for demolition and alteration has been withdrawn by the owner, and is no longer under consideration by the City of Los Angeles.
Postcard from L.A. Conservancy Archives

Hollywood Center Project/Capitol Records Tower

The Los Angeles City Council approved the Millennium Hollywood Project in 2013, which will retain the iconic Capitol Records Tower. A new environmental impact report was released in April, 2020 for the Hollywood Center Project.
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Norms La Cienega Coffee Shop

L.A. City Council voted unanimously to designate Norms La Cienega as an Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) in May 2015.
Covina Bowl, following its closure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Covina Bowl

This rare and flamboyant 1956 Googie bowling alley is vacant and awaiting a new reuse. A partial preservation approach is currently being considered.

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