Westwood United Methodist Church | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Westwood United Methodist Church

Formerly the Wilshire Community Church, this light, Deco-inspired Gothic-style structure stands at the heart of the boulevard's second religious district (after Wilshire Center).

The original chapel, now called Helms Hall, is a smaller Spanish-style building dating to 1929. The three additional buildings that compose the church grounds were constructed as the congregation gained membership and funding.

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Second Baptist Church

Designed by Paul R. Williams, the Second Baptist Church has been an anchor in South Los Angeles' African American community for decades.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Metropolitan Community Church

The Metropolitan Community Church provided LGBTQ Christians and other religious groups with a safe and inclusive place for worship.
Downtown Women’s Center
Photo by Randall Michelson, Courtesy Pica + Sullivan Architects, Ltd.

Downtown Women’s Center

After years of languishing, what William Douglas Lee had designed for a shoe company gained new life as the Downtown Women's Center, earning a Conservancy Preservation Award.