Boyle Heights City Hall | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Boyle Heights City Hall

Constructed in 1924 as a Masonic temple, the Chicago Building has a long history of housing nonprofit and civic organizations, most notably the Community Service Organization, established by labor activists Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. 

The City of Los Angeles purchased the building, now known as Boyle Heights City Hall, in 2007 and subsequently invested more than $22 million in renovations. The 2008 Chino Hills earthquake caused serious damage to the structure, leaving it in need of costly repairs and retrofitting.

Boyle Heights City Hall officially opened in August 2013 and was the final piece of the community's new Civic Center. The building will house up to 15 city, nonprofit, and community organizations. 

Long Beach Courthouse. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Long Beach Courthouse (Demolished)

Designed by local master architect Kenneth S. Wing, the Long Beach Courthouse was a significant example of mid-century modern architecture in Long Beach.
Student Walkouts at Garfield High School. Photo by LAPL.

Garfield High School

The century-old Garfield High School played a key role in the East L.A. Chicano Student Walkouts (Blowouts) of March 1968.