Modern Issues | Los Angeles Conservancy

If you know of a historic Modern place that is threatened with demolition or excessive alteration, please notify us right away at info@laconservancy.org or call (213) 623-2489.

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Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barry Building

Through a deliberate act of no maintenance and removal of historic features, the owner is currently seeking demolition and approval by the City of Los Angeles.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Mission Hills Bowl / Citrus Lanes

In 2016, the 1957 Googie-style Mission Hills Bowl building was adaptively reused as part of a new shopping center.
Chuey Residence, as photographed by Julius Shulman. Courtesy of J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Chuey Residence

This Richard Neutra-designed home now has a path forward for preservation and a new buyer that plans to rehabilitate the Modernist residence.
Postcard from L.A. Conservancy Archives

Hollywood Center Project/Capitol Records Tower

The Los Angeles City Council approved the Millennium Hollywood Project in 2013, which will retain the iconic Capitol Records Tower. A new environmental impact report was released in April, 2020 for the Hollywood Center Project.
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist (2011). Photo by Larry Underhill.

Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist

Once threatened with redevelopment, the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist is now safe.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

CBS Television City

In March 2021, Hackman Capital Partners announced plans to reinvest and build new stages and offices throughout the 25-acre property. In June 2018, it was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).
Covina Bowl, following its closure. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Covina Bowl

This rare and flamboyant 1956 Googie bowling alley is vacant and awaiting a new reuse. A partial preservation approach is currently being considered.
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Chase Bank / Lytton Savings

We believe the 8150 Sunset Boulevard project’s fundamental objectives could have been accomplished without demolition of the historic Lytton Savings building.
Photo by Larry Underhill

Cinerama Dome

Once threatened with a plan that would have encased Hollywood's famous geodesic dome, instead a plan emerged in 1998 to showcase the dome and build new construction to the rear.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

McDonald's (Downey)

Since being saved from demolition in 1996, the World's oldest McDonald's continues in operation as a fast-food historic landmark!
Kronish House in 2011, prior to rehabilitation. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Kronish House

Following an intense advocacy campaign that spanned several years, the Kronish House has been rehabilitated and was listed on the Beverly Hills Local Register of Historic Properties in April 2015.
Photo by John Eng

Johnie's Coffee Shop

This Googie gem at Wilshire and Fairfax became a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2013.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

IAC Shepher Community Center

The John Lautner-designed complex has been repurposed as the nation's first Israeli-American community center after being threatened with demolition in 2014.

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