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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
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.
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).
John Nese, owner of Galco's Soda Pop in Highland Park.

Celebrating Legacy Businesses

Legacy business: a community-serving, locally-owned business that has been in operation for at least 20-25 years.
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 June 29, 2021 the City Council voted against the Conservancy's Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) nomination. On August 19, 2021, the Conservancy filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate with the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the City of Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
Hung Sa Dahn,

Hung Sa Dahn

A significant Korean American civic organization established by Dosan Ahn Chang Ho, a singularly important figure at the local, state, and national level as well as in modern Korean history. The property is being considered for Historic-Cultural Monument listing.
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.
Lakeside Car Wash photo by Rincon Consultants, Inc. taken from the Project Notice of Preparation

Lakeside Car Wash

The iconic Lakeside Car Wash is currently threatened with demolition as part of a mixed-use redevelopment project.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Lankershim Depot

The Conservancy has long advocated for the restoration of the Lankershim Train Depot building, now the depot's integrity is threatened by redevelopment.
The Black Cat in Silver Lake. Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

LGBTQ Heritage

Despite efforts to document LGBTQ heritage in Greater Los Angeles, a number of significant historic sites are currently at risk.