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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.
Historic 1960s image of Downtown Inglewood and Market Street. A proposed, elevated APM will travel through Market Street. Photo: Inglewood Public Library.

Inglewood Transit Connector Project

The City of Inglewood is proposing an elevated automated people mover (APM) that will travel through the heart of Downtown Inglewood's Market Street, potentially limiting its ability to continue serving its historic Main Street function.
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.
Maycrest Bungalows, 2013. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Maycrest Bungalows

The future of El Sereno's historic Maycrest Bungalows is uncertain, as Caltrans announces its intention to sell surplus properties in the area.
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.
Paul Revere Williams House. Photo by Teresa Grimes, 2021

Paul Revere Williams House

The simple Craftsman style house at 1271 West 35th Street helps tell the important story of architect Paul Revere Williams. Before he was allowed to build a house of his own in his neighborhood of choice, Williams and his family resided in this house for thirty years.
6879-6881 Alta Loma Terrace. Photo by Jenna Snow, 2021.

Philip Ahn/Kurt Cobain Residence

1920s Craftsman style residence with Japanese influences in Hollywood Heights was once home to actor Philip Ahn and later musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. The property is being considered for Historic-Cultural Monument listing.
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.