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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.
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 small business that has been in operation for at least 20-25 years.
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
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.

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