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Preservation Award Recipient

McDonald's Hamburgers
Photo from Conservancy archives

McDonald's Hamburgers

A Googie-style building designed to reveal the restaurant's innovative food preparation techniques, it is the oldest surviving McDonald's restaurant still in operation.
Metro 417
Photo by Floyd Bariscale

Metro 417

Designed in the Beaux Arts style with Italian Renaissance ornamentation, this 1926 building has dual entrances, one to the offices above, and one to a concourse that served the city's early subway.
Photo by Michael Locke

Museum of Contemporary Art

With only four of its seven floors above street level, its sunken, red sandstone-clad design is a welcome contrast to the extreme heights of the Bunker Hill glass-and-steel high rise towers.
Courtesy Ben Weber

Museum of Neon Art (MONA)

What began forty years ago with two artists and a few discarded signs has flourished into a well-respected museum, preserving and celebrating the rich cultural history of L.A. through its neon lights.
Photo by Jim Simmons. Courtesy KFA Architecture.

NoMad Los Angeles

After years of neglect, a painstaking rehabilitation project transformed this former bank building into a hotel and returned it to its former grandeur.
Oviatt Building
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Oviatt Building

Formerly the headquarters of one of the most prestigious haberdasheries in the city, the 1928 Oviatt Building features Art Deco fixtures and literally tons of Lalique glass.

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