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Photo by Zeetz Jones

Los Angeles Central Library

On October 3, 1993 -- more than 15 years after the building was first threatened with demolition -- the Los Angeles Central Library re-opened in a grand community celebration.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

McDonald's Hamburgers

Since being saved from demolition in 1996, the World's oldest McDonald's continues in operation as a fast-food historic landmark!
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mission Hills Bowl

Good news! The 1957 Googie-style Mission Hills Bowl building will be adaptively reused as part of a new shopping center.
Photo by Kevin Break

North Spring Street Viaduct

An original proposal to widen the bridge has been abandoned in favor of a new plan which would widen the bridge while allowing it to retain eligibility as an historic resource.
(l-r) KCAL Building and Melrose Gate. Photos by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Paramount Pictures

City Council approved Paramount Pictures' two decade master plan in October 2016, which will guide preservation and new development on its historic studio lot.
Photo by no body atoll on Flickr

Santa Monica Post Office

Good news! In August 2013, the Santa Monica City Council agreed to accept a preservation covenant for the historic post office, paving the path for the sale of the now-vacant landmark.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Shepherd Residence

The Shepherd Residence, an excellent example of Neoclassical style architecture, is one of L.A.'s newest local landmarks.
Front facade, as seen in recent real estate promotional materials, Essex and Harvey, Coldwell Banker Previews International

Singleton Estate

Wallace Neff's Singleton Estate became a Historic-Cultural Monument in April 2016, creating a path for its preservation.
Conservancy Executive Director Linda Dishman speaking at 1993 rally. Photo by Libby Simon/L.A. Conservancy

The Town House

Slated for demolition in 1993, The Town House was ultimately saved and successfully rehabilitated for affordable housing.
Photo by Mike Hume

The Woman's Building

On June 8, 2018 The Woman's Building was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Tom of Finland House

The Tom of Finland House has been designated an Historic-Cultural Monument for its associations with late twentieth century gay culture.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy


The former Cathedral of St. Vibiana was one of the Conservancy's toughest battles and greatest victories
Photo from L.A. Conservancy archives

Wiltern Theatre and Pellissier Building

One of L.A.'s great Art Deco masterpieces, the Wiltern Theatre and Pellissier Building were saved from demolition in the Conservancy's first major victory.