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.

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.
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 Andrew Hara

Century Plaza Hotel

After intensive advocacy and public outcry, the Century Plaza Hotel will be saved and rehabilitated as the centerpiece of a new mixed-use development.
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.
Modern Committee volunteer at rally. Photo by L.A. Conservancy

Denny's

Responding to a planned remodel in 1999, the Conservancy's Modern Committee helped persuade owners to retain Denny's distinctive "windmill" design.
Altered signage as it looks today. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Driftwood Drive-Thru Dairy

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.
Kronish House in 2011, prior to rehabilitation. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Kronish House

Following an intense advocacy campaign that spanned several years, the Kronish House has been rehabilitated and was listed on the Beverly Hills Local Register of Historic Properties in April 2015.
Photo by Mark Mitchell on Flickr

Chez Jay

This longtime eatery's landmark designation will require City review of proposed modifications.
Sportsmen's Lodge, 2015. Photo by Shane Swerdlow.

Sportsmen's Lodge

The Valley's iconic Sportsmen's Lodge is set to be demolished to make way for a luxury shopping center in the heart of Studio City.
Postcard from L.A. Conservancy Archives

Capitol Records Tower

The Los Angeles City Council approved the Millennium Hollywood Project in 2013, which will retain the iconic Capitol Records Tower.
Photo by Alan Hess

St. Martha’s Episcopal Church

This significant Mid-Century Modern church was demolished in April 2014 despite the Conservancy's urging for the City of West Covina to recognize it as a historic building and consider preservation alternatives as part of an EIR process.
Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Wyvernwood Garden Apartments

The City of Los Angeles will decide whether to allow the demolition of the first large-scale garden apartment community built in Los Angeles.
Left: St. John's in July 2013; Right: The cleared lot in April 2014. Photos courtesy of the San Fernando Valley Blog.

St. John's in the Valley Methodist Church

This Mid-Century Modern church was demolished in 2014 without a demolition permit or a thorough review of the significant impacts to the known historic resource.

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