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Wilson High School student protester Peter Rodriguez at LAUSD Board of Education meeting. Photo by Los Angeles Public Library.

1968 East L.A. Chicano Student Walkouts (Blowouts)

On June 26, 2018, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the "Walkout Schools of Los Angeles" on America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list.
(l-r): Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy and Fordsbasement/Flickr

710 Freeway Extension

Good news! Metro has rejected the decades-long effort to close the gap in the 710 Freeway, which threatened historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
(l-r) Sunset Junction in Silver Lake and La Brea in Hollywood. Photos by Melanie Wynne/Flickr and Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy
Broadway Building. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Two historic Streamline Moderne buildings will be incorporated into the redesigned Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barlow Respiratory Hospital

Despite its designation as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, this century-old former tuberculosis sanatorium has been at risk for years.
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project that targeted the landmarked Barry Building and Coral Tree Median for demolition and alteration has been withdrawn by the owner, and is no longer under consideration by the City of Los Angeles.
Sal Castro, Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

Chicano Moratorium

Great news! On May 17, the California State Historical Resources Commission voted to recommend listing of Chicano Moratorium sites in the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination next goes to the National Park Service for final approval.
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.
Photos of 1994 Northridge earthquake from Conservancy Archives

Earthquakes and Historic Buildings

Seismically retrofitting historic buildings makes a clear difference in how they fare during quakes.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Farmers Insurance Building

Developer CIM has announced plans to adaptively reuse the historic Farmers Insurance Building as part of a larger residential project.
The Village Green in Baldwin Hills. Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Garden Apartments

With low density and vast open space, historic garden apartments are increasingly vulnerable to demolition or excessive alteration.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Edinburgh Bungalow Court, L.A. Conservancy; Mendel and Mabel Meyer Courtyard Apartments, Steven Luftman; Signs protesting proposed demolition of Edinburgh Bungalow Court, L.A. Conservancy

Historic Multi-Family Residences

Threats to significant multi-family residential properties are on the rise in Los Angeles.
Proposed I-110 Flyover Structure and St. John's Cathedral. Rendering by Caltrans District 7

I-110 Flyover

A proposal to address traffic in University Park could have irreversible impacts on St. John's Cathedral and the surrounding neighborhood.

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