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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

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
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 remains at risk for years.
Casa del Musico owner Noel Jaramillo. Photo by M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy.

Celebrating Legacy Businesses

Legacy business: a longtime business that typically has been around for over twenty-five years and serves as a mainstay of a neighborhood.
Broadway National Register Historic District. Photos by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Changes Proposed to National Register

National Park Service Proposes Destructive Revisions to National Register of Historic Places
Sal Castro, Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

Chicano Moratorium

The National Register nomination of sites associated with the Chicano Moratorium will be reviewed by the State Historical Resources Commission in August 2020.
Covina Bowl, following its closure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Covina Bowl

This rare and flamboyant 1956 Googie bowling alley is vacant and awaiting a new reuse. A partial preservation approach is currently being considered.
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 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.
Postcard from L.A. Conservancy Archives

Hollywood Center Project/Capitol Records Tower

The Los Angeles City Council approved the Millennium Hollywood Project in 2013, which will retain the iconic Capitol Records Tower. A new environmental impact report was released in April, 2020 for the Hollywood Center Project.