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Oil Can Harry's

Established in 1968, Oil Can Harry's became a popular gay country-western bar in the San Fernando Valley's Studio City. For decades, Oil Can Harry's hosted line dancing, disco nights, and dancing lessons. After fifty-two years of operation, the bar closed its doors in 2021 making it one of the longest-operating LGBTQ+ bars in the country. 

Oil Can Harry's has played an important role in many individuals' lives over the decades becoming an LGBTQ+ community institution in the Valley. During the AIDS epidemic, Oil Can Harry's became an important space for community support. During that period the bar hosted countless fundraisers to help those in need of medical assistance, transportation, and supplies for organizations housings AIDS patients.  

Otomisan Japanese Restaurant. Photo by Sue Hwang.

Otomisan Japanese Restaurant

This vernacular commercial building is an excellent example of 1920s streetcar commercial development associated with Japanese Americans in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Photo by Adriene Biondo.

Driftwood Dairy

A very rare example of an intact drive-thru dairy, the Driftwood Dairy recently survived a demolition threat and stands as a truly spectacular example of Googie design.
Inside La Casa del Musico. Photo by: M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy

La Casa del Musico

Neighborhood music shop serving the community for over forty years.