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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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.
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.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

CBS Television City

In September 2017, CBS announced their interest in marketing the CBS Television City property, prompting concerns about the future of this legendary television production facility. In June 2018, it was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).
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.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

IAC Shepher Community Center

The John Lautner-designed complex has been repurposed as the nation's first Israeli-American community center after being threatened with demolition in 2014.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Pan American Bank

Pan American Bank became the second National Register-listed property in East L.A. in April 2017.
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 Hunter Kerhart

Parker Center/Police Facilities Building

The Los Angeles City Council voted in support of a plan that paves the way for the destruction of Parker Center, the Modernist former police headquarters built in 1955.

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