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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.
LA ART Alameda Station adjacent to Union Station / Rendering by LA ART

Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit (LA ART / Gondola) Project

In 2018, Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies, LLC announced plans to build an aerial gondola connecting Union Station to Dodger Stadium with potential impacts to historic resources along the route.
Maycrest Bungalows, 2013. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Maycrest Bungalows

After sitting vacant for decades, community activists seek to turn the Maycrest Bungalows into a site of community connection and self-determination.
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Norms La Cienega Coffee Shop

L.A. City Council voted unanimously to designate Norms La Cienega as an Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) in May 2015.
Courtesy of Phillip Zonkel/Q Voice News

Oil Can Harry's

Oil Can Harry's closed its doors in 2020 making it one of the longest continuously operated LGBTQ+ bars in the country. In April, 2020, Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a motion to initiate Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) designation for the site which was officially designated in 2022.
Photo by Joel H. Mark/West Hollywood Preservation Alliance

Plummer Park, Great Hall/Long Hall

In 2023, Fiesta Hall and Great Hall/Long Hall are being considered for local landmark designation. West Hollywood approved the revised improvements for Plummer Park after plans were put on hold in 2014.
Rancho Los Amigos and early dormitory structure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.

Rancho Los Amigos

On June 23, 2020 the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors all voted to support a plan calling for the destruction of the Rancho Los Amigos Historic District.
Period photo courtesy Helena Arahuete.

Saving the 1970s

Buildings constructed in the 1970s are approaching the fifty-year mark, an important benchmark in preservation.
Taix in 2019. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy


First opened in 1927, Taix has been mainstay at its present Sunset Boulevard location since 1962. In May 2020, a new project was unveiled that calls for the demolition of the Taix building and redevelopment of the site.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.

Terminal Island

This collection of industrial buildings tells important stories of our maritime, commercial, and Japanese American history.
The Complex Theatres and Studios. Photo by Lindsay Mulcahy/L.A. Conservancy

The Complex Theatres and Studios

Help save one of Hollywood's last affordable and experimental theater venues