W. I. Simonson Mercedes-Benz | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Jacques Garnier

W. I. Simonson Mercedes-Benz

Owned and operated since 1937 by the Simonson family, this former Packard dealership began importing a unique German automobile in 1957, making it one of the first Mercedes-Benz dealers in the country.

A 1986 fire destroyed the original Spanish Revival showroom, which was later rebuilt to match the original in almost every detail.

Gibbs & Gibbs Office Building
Photo by Sarah Gilbert

Gibbs & Gibbs Office Building

Created as an advertisement as well as a building demonstrating the firm's prowess and design sensibility, the building still stands as a great example of the Long Beach firm's rich architectural legacy.
Rancho Los Amigos and power plant structure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Rancho Los Amigos

The former County Poor Farm, now abandoned, provides a rare glimpse into the early history of Los Angeles.