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Girls' and Boys' gymnasiums. Photo by Flora Chou / L.A. Conservancy

Leuzinger High School

In 2012 a legal settlement was reached that ensures the primary buildings on the Leuzinger High School campus are to be preserved and sensitively rehabilitated.
Rehabilitation underway in 2013. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Lincoln Place

After a heated preservation battle spanning more than a decade, Lincoln Place reopened in 2014 with a successful mix of historic and new buildings.
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.
Example of new overscaled house (on left) with large, front-facing garage, looming over the house next door and out-of-charater with the neighborhood. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mansionization and Teardowns - City of Los Angeles Ordinance

After nearly three years of efforts by the Conservancy and many neighborhood advocates across the city, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 the L.A. City Council voted in unanimous support for the amended Baseline Mansionization and Hillside Ordinances (BMO/BHO).
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

McDonald's (Downey)

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

Michael White Adobe

The Michael White Adobe was listed in the National Register on September 30, 2014.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mission Hills Bowl / Citrus Lanes

In 2016, the 1957 Googie-style Mission Hills Bowl building was 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 Jean Frost/West Adams Heritage Association

Pierce Brothers Mortuary

In 2020, the Pierce Brothers Mortuary was adaptively reused following two independent fires that severely damaged this designated Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).
Santa Fe Art Colony

Santa Fe Art Colony

Originally built by the C.B. Van Vorst Furniture Manufacturing Company in 1916, the Santa Fe Art Colony has provided affordable live-work units for artists since the 1980s.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Shepherd Residence

The Shepherd Residence, an excellent example of Neoclassical style architecture. In 2017, the residence was designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument.