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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

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.
Altered signage as it looks today. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Driftwood Drive-Thru Dairy Pole Sign

One of very few intact drive-thru dairies in Los Angeles County, the Conservancy’s Modern Committee commissioned a nomination for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources to help protect this unique structure.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Historic Post Offices

Despite continued public outcry, post offices around the country remain slated for closure, placing many historic buildings and community anchors at risk.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine / L.A. Conservancy

Jewel's Catch One

Jewel's Catch One, a significant cultural anchor within Los Angeles' black LGBTQ community, was purchased from its original owner in November 2015.
Photo by Flickr user Worldchaos81

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

USC is undertaking an ambitious project to renovate and preserve the historic Coliseum, the site of two Olympic Games and countless civic achievements.
Primary facade of Tokio Florist/Sakai-Kozawa Residence, 2018. Photo by M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy

Sakai-Kozawa Residence/Tokio Florist and Pole Sign

The Sakai-Kozawa family owned and operated their longtime floral business, Tokio Florist, from 1960 to 2006. In November 2019, Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) designation of the property was approved by the City Council.
Photo from L.A. Conservancy archives

Santa Anita Park Chandelier Room

Significant alterations to the historic Chandelier Room were proposed in April 2013. Ultimately plans were revised to ensure the feel of the space remained, though some character-defining elements were impacted.
Photo by no body atoll on Flickr

Santa Monica Post Office

Historic Santa Monica Post Office purchased for adaptive reuse after the local landmark received a preservation covenant.
This 1889 building in the Boyle Heights neighborhood was converted for 51 affordable housing units in 2013. Photo by Larry Underhill

SB 451, CA Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

The California historic rehabilitation tax credit (SB 451) was signed into law in October, 2019 to create an important new incentive for economic development through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, many of which can be adaptively reused for much-needed housing.
Photos by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Senate Bill 50

As of January 30, 2019, Senate Bill 50 (SB 50) failed to receive enough Senate support to proceed.
CEQA's consideration of aesthetics is especially important for districts and neighborhoods. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Senate Bill 743

Important changes were made in 2013 to legislation concerning the California Environmental Quality Act, one of the strongest legal tools for preservation in the state.
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.