Beginning in 2009, the Los Angeles Community College District has systematically demolished the former Firestone plant through a series of Environmental Review Projects. Now the last-remaining building is planned for demolition.
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.
Rancho Los Amigos and early dormitory structure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.
First opened in 1927, Taix has been mainstay at its present Sunset Boulevard location since 1962. In May 2020, a new project was unveiled that calls for the demolition of the Taix building and redevelopment of the site.
The City Administrative Officer (CAO) is proposing to raise L.A. City Planning fees by nearly 40 percent. Such a fee hike will greatly increase historic preservation costs and reduce the potential for diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the future.
Exterior of Watts Happening Cultural Center. Photo by Rita Cofield / Friends of Mafundi
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 is being considered for Historic-Cultural Monument listing.
Historic 1960s image of Downtown Inglewood and Market Street. A proposed, elevated APM will travel through Market Street. Photo: Inglewood Public Library.
The City of Inglewood is proposing an elevated automated people mover (APM) that will travel through the heart of Downtown Inglewood's Market Street, potentially limiting its ability to continue serving its historic Main Street function.