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Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Jordan High School

In 2012 the Board of Education for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) approved a revised development project that avoids demolition and preserves the core of this historic school campus.
Kelly Music Building in Westwood Village, most recently as Tanino Ristorante. Photo by Steven Sann.

Kelly Music Building / Tanino Ristorante

In 2019, the Conservancy successfully nominated the Kelly Music Building / Tanino Ristorante as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
Kronish House in 2011, prior to rehabilitation. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Kronish House

Following an intense advocacy campaign that spanned several years, the Kronish House has been rehabilitated and was listed on the Beverly Hills Local Register of Historic Properties in April 2015.
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Lerners Building

Illegal alterations to the marble façade in 2011 have renewed discussion about illegal changes to historic structures.
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.
Otomisan Japanese Restaurant. Photo by Sue Hwang.

Nishiyama Residence/Otomisan Japanese Restaurant

Developed over a period of thirty years beginning in 1890 through the 1920s, the Nishiyama Residence/Otomisan Japanese Restaurant became a Historic-Cultural Monument in January 2022.
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.