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Lost Issues

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

3901 San Fernando Road

On December 10, the Glendale City Council voted in support of the proposed project and demolition of the historic building at 3901 San Fernando Road.
Demolition underway. Photo by Gary Leonard.

Ambassador Hotel

After an epic battle to preserve the hotel ended in defeat, the Ambassador Hotel was demolished in 2005-2006.
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Chase Bank / Lytton Savings

We believe the 8150 Sunset Boulevard project’s fundamental objectives can be accomplished without demolition of the historic Lytton Savings building.
Circus Disco, 2015. Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy.

Circus Disco

Circus Disco, an institution within Los Angeles' LGBTQ community, was demolished to make way for a mixed-use development in Hollywood, which will incorporate some of its historic features.
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.
Photo by Larry Underhill

Columbia Savings

In 2010 the Columbia Savings building was demolished as part of a mixed-use housing project.
Demolition underway. Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Commonwealth Savings Building

The loss of this striking building in March 2013 underscores the technical challenges of preserving certain types of structures from the 1960s.
L.A. Conservancy archives

Fletcher Residence

Designed by distinguished Southern California architect Wallace Neff, the 1963 Fletcher Residence is currently threatened with demolition.
Demolition underway. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Friar's Club Building

The 2011 demolition of this unique building helped to spur action to protect historic places in Beverly Hills.
2010 L.A. Conservancy Volunteer Party, prior to remodelling. Photo by Larry Underhill

La Villa Basque

Once incredibly intact, this 1960s restaurant was “remuddled” beyond recognition in Vernon, a city with no preservation protections.
Long Beach Courthouse. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Long Beach Civic Center

The City of Long Beach has approved plans to redevelop its Late Modern Civic Center and demolish its historic Courthouse, City Hall, and Main Library.
Demolition underway. Photo from L.A. Conservancy archives

Lou Ehlers Cadillac

This mid-century classic auto showroom was demolished in 2008 – and replaced with an auto showroom.
Demolished in June 2014. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mole-Richardson Studio Depot (Demolished)

The Art Deco building at La Brea and Willoughby was unexpectedly demolished in June 2014, one in a series of recent surprise demolitions in Los Angeles. This action sets a dangerous precedent that should be acknowledged by the City of Los Angeles through appropriate mitigation.