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(l-r): Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy and Fordsbasement/Flickr

710 Freeway Extension

Good news! 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
Broadway Building. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Two historic Streamline Moderne buildings will be incorporated into the redesigned Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
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 has been at risk for years.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barry Building

As of October 31, 2013, the proposed project that targeted the landmarked Barry Building and Coral Tree Median for demolition and alteration has been withdrawn by the owner, and is no longer under consideration by the City of Los Angeles.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

A housing complex planned for the edge of Downtown threatens to overwhelm the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, a modest building designated for its cultural significance in 2009.
CBS Television City. Photo from Tom Gardner Collection/Conservancy archives

CBS Television City

In September 2017, CBS announced their interest in marketing the CBS Television City property, prompting concerns about the future of this legendary television production facility.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Central Avenue

Community members and civic leaders are currently pressing for the creation of a Business Improvement District along the historic core of Central Avenue.
Sal Castro, Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

Chicano Moratorium

The Conservancy has embarked on a new community project that will document the history and significant places associated with the 1970 Chicano Moratorium in East 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

The fate of this Richard Neutra-designed home is uncertain.
Building 5, 1122 San Julian Street. Photo by Marcello Vavala/L.A. Conservancy

City Market and Market Chinatown District

A major project in the Fashion District threatens the former City Market, a significant commercial center within Los Angeles' Chinese community before World War II.
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.