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Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Beth Chayim Chadashim

Beth Chayim Chadashim was the first LGBTQ synagogue in the world.
Photo by Brendan Ravenhill, copyright 2014

Bethlehem Baptist Church

A community center and worship space, Bethlehem Baptist Church embodied Rudolph Schindler's philosophy that a well-designed building could shape space, light, and accessibility in positive ways, despite a modest budget.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Breed Street Shul

Reminiscent of Eastern European synagogues, the Breed Street Shul was the religious and cultural anchor of the Eastside's early Jewish community.
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.
Image courtesy City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources

Church of the Epiphany

The Church of the Epiphany conveys numerous aspects of Lincoln Heights' history, from its Period Revival architecture to its connection to the Chicano Movement.
Photo by Marisela Ramirez/L.A. Conservancy

Evergreen Cemetery

One of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, Evergreen Cemetery underscores multiethnic identity of the early Eastside.
First African Methodist Episcopal Church
Photo by Ysa Adams / Incite Photography

First African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Late Modern-style building was designed by Paul R. Williams, the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects and a lifetime member of the First A.M.E. church.