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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 by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mission Hills Bowl

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.
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.
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.
Sister Mary Corita in 1965, courtesy of the Corita Art Center.

Sister Mary Corita Studio

From 1960-1968, Sister Mary Corita used the building as her studio and classroom where she made some of her most recognizable works, hosted creative leaders, and influenced a generation of young artists.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Sunkist Headquarters

In 2019, LA City Council approved a mixed-use and rehabilitation project at the former Sunkist Headquarters site.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine / L.A. Conservancy

The Factory

The City of West Hollywood approved the proposed hotel and retail development incorporating the historic Factory building, once the headquarters of Mitchell Camera Company and a pioneering gay discotheque in West Hollywood.
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.