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(l-r) Sunset Junction in Silver Lake and La Brea in Hollywood. Photos by Melanie Wynne/Flickr and Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy
Bank of America Chinatown Branch, 2020. Photo by Jenna Snow.

Bank of America Chinatown Branch

Designed by Gilbert Leong and Richard Layne Tom in the 1970s, the Bank of America Chinatown Branch is significant for its architecture and connection to L.A.'s growing Chinese American community. The property is being considered for Historic-Cultural Monument listing.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barry Building

Through a deliberate act of no maintenance and removal of historic features, the owner is currently seeking demolition and approval by the City of Los Angeles.
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.
Project rendering by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

Dinah's Sepulveda Project

A proposed new project at the corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Centinella Avenue will pair new mixed use development with historic preservation.
Downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Downtown Community Plan Update (DTLA 2040)

In August 2020, the City released its draft Downtown Los Angeles Community Plan Update and Environmental Impact Report. Currently the City Planning Commission is reviewing DTLA 2040, reconvening on August 26.
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.