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Important Issues

Saving Historic Places in L.A. County

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Places that have survived threats of demolition or excessive alteration.

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Angel Food Donuts Sign

Orange Angels Flight ascends, with downtown skyline in the background.

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Angels Flight

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Arthur Lloyd and Gertrude Sercy Reese Home

The Reese family cultivated community and economic opportunity for Black Venetians in the Oakwood neighborhood.

Image of Bank of America Chinatown Branch

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Bank of America Chinatown Branch

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Beverly Hills Waterworks Building / Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study

Bob and Hope Dolores Home

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Bob and Dolores Hope Estate

Big Bob's Broiler exterior

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Bob’s Big Boy Broiler

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Boyle Hotel (Cummings Block)

The Boyle Hotel in Boyle Heights stands as a prime example of preservation and adaptive reuse.

Bullock Wilshire Building

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Bullock’s Wilshire / Southwestern Law School

Eames House and Studio (Case Study House #8)

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Case Study Houses

Ten residences from the famed Case Study House program were added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Century Plaza Hotel

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Charlotte and Robert Disney House

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Chase Knolls

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Chicano Moratorium

On November 2020, the Chicano Moratorium March (December 20, 1969) and National Chicano Moratorium March (August 29, 197...

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Chuey Residence

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Crossroads of the World

Completed in 1936, Crossroads of the World was one of the first outdoor shopping centers in the country.

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Denny’s / Van de Kamp’s Bakery

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Driftwood Drive-Thru Dairy Pole Sign

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Edinburgh Bungalow Court

Ennis House

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Ennis House

Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

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Ethel Guiberson/Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

First Baptist Church of Venice

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First Baptist Church of Venice

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Flower Drive Historic District

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Formosa Café

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Funding for Neighborhood Preservation

Glen Lukens House

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Glen Lukens House

Glendale County Building

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Glendale County Building

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Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building

This the Late Moderne-style building was designed by renowned architect Paul Revere Williams.

Hall of Justice

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Hall of Justice

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Historic Tax Credit (HTC)

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Hung Sa Dahn

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I-110 Flyover

AbilityFirst's Paul Weston Work Center

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IAC Shepher Community Center

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International Institute of Los Angeles

Kronish House

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Kronish House

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Los Angeles Central Library

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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Mansionization and Teardowns – City of Los Angeles Ordinance

McDonald's Hamburgers

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McDonald’s Hamburgers

The World's oldest McDonald's continues in operation as a fast-food historic landmark.

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Mission Hills Bowl / Citrus Lanes

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Nishiyama Residence/Otomisan Japanese Restaurant

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Norms La Cienega Coffee Shop

Two-story stucco building with rooftop sign.

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Oil Can Harry’s

Studio City's beloved country-western bar was one of the longing running LGBTQ+ bars in the nation.

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Ozawa Boarding House/ Obayashi Employment Agency and Joyce Boarding House/ Ozawa Residence

These rare remaining Japanese American boarding houses have served as affordable housing for over 100 years.

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Paul Revere Williams House

The Craftsman-style house at 1271 West 35th Street illustrates a part of Paul Revere Williams' life and story that is ra...

Primary facade of two story spanish colonial revival church

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Pierce Brothers Mortuary

The Pierce Brothers Mortuary, a Historic-Cultural Monument, was adaptively reused to provide affordable senior housing.

Sakai-Kozawa Residence/Tokio Florist, 2018. M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy

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Sakai-Kozawa Residence/Tokio Florist and Pole Sign

Two story brick building with light emanating from interior windows against dusky sky

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Santa Fe Art Colony

Originally built to house the C.B. Van Vorst Furniture Manufacturing Company, it has provided live/work space to artists...

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Scottish Rite Masonic Temple

Sister Mary Corita Studio in the mid-1960s, courtesy of the Corita Art Center..

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Sister Mary Corita Studio

From 1960-1968, Sister Mary Corita used the building as her studio and classroom where she made some of her most recogni...

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Angel Food Donuts Sign

Orange Angels Flight ascends, with downtown skyline in the background.

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Angels Flight

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Arthur Lloyd and Gertrude Sercy Reese Home

The Reese family cultivated community and economic opportunity for Black Venetians in the Oakwood neighborhood.

Image of Bank of America Chinatown Branch

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Bank of America Chinatown Branch

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Beverly Hills Waterworks Building / Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study

Bob and Hope Dolores Home

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Bob and Dolores Hope Estate

Big Bob's Broiler exterior

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Bob’s Big Boy Broiler

Place

Boyle Hotel (Cummings Block)

The Boyle Hotel in Boyle Heights stands as a prime example of preservation and adaptive reuse.

Bullock Wilshire Building

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Bullock’s Wilshire / Southwestern Law School

Eames House and Studio (Case Study House #8)

Saved

Case Study Houses

Ten residences from the famed Case Study House program were added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Place

Century Plaza Hotel

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Charlotte and Robert Disney House

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Chase Knolls

Saved

Chicano Moratorium

On November 2020, the Chicano Moratorium March (December 20, 1969) and National Chicano Moratorium March (August 29, 197...

Place

Chuey Residence

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Crossroads of the World

Completed in 1936, Crossroads of the World was one of the first outdoor shopping centers in the country.

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Denny’s / Van de Kamp’s Bakery

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Driftwood Drive-Thru Dairy Pole Sign

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Edinburgh Bungalow Court

Ennis House

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Ennis House

Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

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Ethel Guiberson/Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

First Baptist Church of Venice

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First Baptist Church of Venice

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Flower Drive Historic District

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Formosa Café

Saved

Funding for Neighborhood Preservation

Glen Lukens House

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Glen Lukens House

Glendale County Building

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Glendale County Building

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Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building

This the Late Moderne-style building was designed by renowned architect Paul Revere Williams.

Hall of Justice

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Hall of Justice

Saved

Historic Tax Credit (HTC)

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Hung Sa Dahn

Saved

I-110 Flyover

AbilityFirst's Paul Weston Work Center

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IAC Shepher Community Center

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International Institute of Los Angeles

Kronish House

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Kronish House

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Los Angeles Central Library

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Saved

Mansionization and Teardowns – City of Los Angeles Ordinance

McDonald's Hamburgers

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McDonald’s Hamburgers

The World's oldest McDonald's continues in operation as a fast-food historic landmark.

Place

Mission Hills Bowl / Citrus Lanes

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Nishiyama Residence/Otomisan Japanese Restaurant

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Norms La Cienega Coffee Shop

Two-story stucco building with rooftop sign.

Place

Oil Can Harry’s

Studio City's beloved country-western bar was one of the longing running LGBTQ+ bars in the nation.

Place

Ozawa Boarding House/ Obayashi Employment Agency and Joyce Boarding House/ Ozawa Residence

These rare remaining Japanese American boarding houses have served as affordable housing for over 100 years.

Place

Paul Revere Williams House

The Craftsman-style house at 1271 West 35th Street illustrates a part of Paul Revere Williams' life and story that is ra...

Primary facade of two story spanish colonial revival church

Place

Pierce Brothers Mortuary

The Pierce Brothers Mortuary, a Historic-Cultural Monument, was adaptively reused to provide affordable senior housing.

Sakai-Kozawa Residence/Tokio Florist, 2018. M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy

Place

Sakai-Kozawa Residence/Tokio Florist and Pole Sign

Two story brick building with light emanating from interior windows against dusky sky

Place

Santa Fe Art Colony

Originally built to house the C.B. Van Vorst Furniture Manufacturing Company, it has provided live/work space to artists...

Place

Scottish Rite Masonic Temple

Sister Mary Corita Studio in the mid-1960s, courtesy of the Corita Art Center..

Place

Sister Mary Corita Studio

From 1960-1968, Sister Mary Corita used the building as her studio and classroom where she made some of her most recogni...

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