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Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Auto Chek Smog Center

A new industry, minimal marketing budget, and artist as designer yielded a truly unique collection of buildings that are quintessentially Los Angeles.
Photo courtesy Sally Egan

Claremont Packing House

College Heights Lemon Packing House is the only remaining packing house built in Claremont during the height of the citrus industry.
Golden Gate Theatre
Photo by Chattel Architecture Planning and Preservation, Inc.

CVS/Golden Gate Theatre

The former Golden Gate Theatre is one of a handful of neighborhood movie palaces remaining in Southern California and the first East Los Angeles building listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Photo by Adriene Biondo.

Driftwood Dairy

A very rare example of an intact drive-thru dairy, the Driftwood Dairy recently survived a demolition threat and stands as a truly spectacular example of Googie design.
Photo by Marisela Ramirez/L.A. Conservancy.

El Mercado

El Mercado, often known as "El Mercadito" to locals, embodies the traditional Mexican cultural identity of the Eastside.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Fleetwood Center

A strip mall renowned for its Cadillac facade has never been home to a Cadillac-related business, let alone a dealership.
Grand Central Market
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Grand Central Market

In continuous operation as a market since 1917 out of two adjacent buildings built in 1897 and 1905, one of which was the first reinforced concrete building erected in Southern California.
Hawthorne Nursery, 2019. Photo by Tiffany Narváez/L.A. Conservancy.

Hawthorne Nursery

The Nakai family has owned and operated Hawthorne Nursery for three generations.

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