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Reese Home, 2022. Source: Historic-Cultural Monument Application. (2943)

Arthur Lloyd and Gertrude Sercy Reese Home

Community-led nomination to recognize one of the oldest Black homes, and legacy families, in Venice's Oakwood neighborhood.
(l-r) Sunset Junction in Silver Lake and La Brea in Hollywood. Photos by Melanie Wynne/Flickr and Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

CBS Television City

In March 2021, Hackman Capital Partners announced plans to reinvest and build new stages and offices throughout the 25-acre property. In June 2018, it was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).
Photo by Marcello Vavala/L.A. Conservancy

Chili Bowl (West Los Angeles)

One of Los Angeles's oldest remaining examples of programmatic architecture is threatened with demolition. On December 7, 2021 the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee reheard and voted to recommend denial of the Conservancy's Historic-Culltural Monument (HCM) application for the Chili Bowl.
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 and a new buyer that plans to rehabilitate the Modernist residence.
Eastern Columbia Lofts in DTLA, a Mills Act recipient. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

City of Los Angeles Mills Act Program

In 2020, Los Angeles City Planning undertook a comprehensive, independent assessment to evaluate their Mills Act program. After two years, the City's historic preservation consultants have released new recommendations for the program.
Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) Application

Crenshaw Women's Center

The first women's center to be established in Los Angeles from 1970-72 and significant for its LGBTQ+ associations. The building is currently threatened with demolition and redevelopment.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Dinah's Sepulveda Project

A proposed new project at the corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Centinella Avenue will pair new mixed use development with the historic Googie-style Dinah's restaurant building.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library

Fairfax Theatre

Significant for its cultural associations and Art Deco design, the Fairfax Theatre was central to the development of Beverly-Fairfax's Jewish population from 1930-1969.
Firestone Tire and Rubber Plant, "Building 2" by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Firestone Tire and Rubber Plant

Beginning in 2009, the Los Angeles Community College District has systematically demolished the former Firestone plant through a series of Environmental Review Projects. Until recently the last-remaining building was planned for demolition. Good news as this is no longer under consideration!
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 Housing

Threats to older and historic multi-family housing is on the rise in Los Angeles. During this time of CODIV-19 there are concerns about about evictions.
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.
Historic 1960s image of Downtown Inglewood and Market Street. A proposed, elevated APM will travel through Market Street. Photo: Inglewood Public Library.

Inglewood Transit Connector Project

The City of Inglewood is proposing an elevated automated people mover (APM) that will travel through the heart of Downtown Inglewood's Market Street, potentially limiting its ability to continue serving its historic Main Street function.