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Lost Issues

Moore House, before and after. Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Moore House

Despite intense public outcry and advocacy efforts, this highly intact home by Lloyd Wright was demolished in 2012 in a city with no preservation protections.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Orange Julius Building

The City of Los Angeles has nominated the rare Googie walk-up stand for local landmark designation.
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Parker Center/Police Facilities Building

The Los Angeles City Council voted in support of a plan that paves the way for the destruction of Parker Center, the Modernist former police headquarters built in 1955.
R Building, Roosevelt High School. Photo by Vivian Escalante/Committee to Defend Roosevelt

Roosevelt High School

A proposal to modernize Roosevelt High School calls for the demolition of several significant buildings. On May 8 the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to the approve the project.
Photo by Larry Underhill

Seaport Marina Hotel

This Googie-style garden motel in Long Beach was demolished in October 2017.
Photo by Kevin Break

Sixth Street Viaduct

Despite years of research and consultation with experts worldwide, the 1932 Sixth Street Viaduct cannot be saved due to the alkali-silica reaction (ASR) that is slowly destroying the bridge.
Sportsmen's Lodge, 2015. Photo by Shane Swerdlow.

Sportsmen's Lodge

The Valley's iconic Sportsmen's Lodge is set to be demolished to make way for a luxury shopping center in the heart of Studio City.
Left: St. John's in July 2013; Right: The cleared lot in April 2014. Photos courtesy of the San Fernando Valley Blog.

St. John's in the Valley Methodist Church

This Mid-Century Modern church was demolished in 2014 without a demolition permit or a thorough review of the significant impacts to the known historic resource.
Photo by Alan Hess

St. Martha’s Episcopal Church

This significant Mid-Century Modern church was demolished in April 2014 despite the Conservancy's urging for the City of West Covina to recognize it as a historic building and consider preservation alternatives as part of an EIR process.
Photo by Cindy Olnick / L.A. Conservancy

Superior Grocers/Shoppers Market

A Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) nomination failed to win support, allowing the owner of this 1960 Googie-style grocery market to remodel the original facade.