Wadsworth Chapel | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Wadsworth Chapel

The oldest remaining building on Wilshire, this late-Victorian chapel was erected before the boulevard even existed in this part of Los Angeles.

It is the last remaining example of a neighborhood of Victorian structures officially named the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, founded in 1887 to care for volunteer soldiers of the Civil War and Indian wars. 

Now called the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, the campus has housed and cared for generations of U.S. soldiers.

The unique Wadsworth Chapel was designed to serve Protestants on one side and Catholics on the other.

Its detailing, window patterns, bell tower, and to some extent, interiors, remain intact. Yet it needs millions of dollars in repair and restoration and is currently closed to the public.

Photo by Michael Locke

Chapel of the Jesus Ethic

The spiritual centerpiece of the Foundation of Niscience complex, the chapel is a modern nod to the concept of visibly integrating the natural and the built environments.
Clifton's
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Clifton's

This beloved downtown institution is restored and reimagined for new generations.
Photo by Annie Laskey/Los Angeles Conservancy

Pinney House

Built for industrialist Henry Pinney and occupied by his son until 1980, this home features fish-scale shingles, intricate fretwork, and enclosed eaves with decorative brackets, which were typical of the period.