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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.
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 Bergin’s

On June 18, 2019, L.A.'s City Council voted to declare Tom Bergin's as a Historic-Cultural Monument. In July it was sold to a new owner and reopened for business in December 2019.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Tom of Finland House

In 2016, the City of Los Angeles designated the Tom of Finland House a Historic-Cultural Monument for its associations with late twentieth-century gay culture.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine

Union Bank Square

Significant for its Corporate International style design and Garret Eckbo landscape, Union Bank Square was the first completed Bunker Hill Urban Renewal development. On February 26, 2020, the City Council voted in support, making this the first Downtown skyscraper to be designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).
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 by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

W. N. Caldwell Residence

A significant Beverly Hills residence designed by master architect Wallace Neff has been repeatedly proposed for demolition as a teardown.
Exterior of Watts Happening Cultural Center. Photo by Rita Cofield / Friends of Mafundi

Watts Happening Cultural Center

Since 1969, Black art, culture, and activism have flourished in this rare Late-Modern style building in the Watts neighborhood of South L.A. The building was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) in September 2021.
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.