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Los Angeles Historic Preservation

Richard Neutra’s Jardinette Apartments are scheduled to sell at public auction

But don’t pool your cash just yet.

Big housing proposal for old Sunkist headquarters enters final stretch in Sherman Oaks

The "quite controversial" plans now enjoy broad community support.

To save potential landmarks, LA wants more notice of demolitions

Councilmember Paul Koretz wants to double the amount of time the city has to review older structures "before they are lost forever."

Demolition fears swirl as Corky’s diner closes

It’s one of LA’s best examples of Googie architecture.

Because of unauthorized demo, Eva Gabor’s former home too ‘ruined’ to landmark

Commissioners were outraged, but the owner says he did not intend to sidestep the landmarking process.

San Fernando Valley’s last orange grove on its way to becoming a city landmark

Tarzana’s Bothwell Ranch is being shopped as a development opportunity.

The Roxy, Rainbow Bar named West Hollywood landmarks

The clubs are vestiges of the Sunset Strip’s rock ‘n’ roll days.

Specter of demolition spurs landmarking effort of kitschy Alpine Village

It’s the home of SoCal’s most well-known Oktoberfest.

‘It’s up there with the best Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles’

After a careful restoration, the Trust building is back to its 1920s glory.

They loved the house. Then they tore it down.

"It really is devastating to watch these beautiful old homes be completely demolished," says the seller.

Restored Earl Carroll Theatre to open in late 2020

The glamorous 1930s supper club will reopen as an entertainment venue.

City orders demolition to stop on Eva Gabor’s Holmby Hills home

Designed by Paul Williams, LA’s "architect to the stars," the home is under consideration as a potential city landmark.

Silver Lake’s Tokio Florist, for sale for $3.8M, climbing toward landmark status

The Sakais were among the Japanese-Americans who once dominated the California flower industry.

Downtown LA’s creepy Hotel Cecil might finally reopen in 2021

The developer would not say if stylish micro-units are still part of the plans, but half of the existing rooms will reopen to hotel guests.

Amoeba, AIDS Healthcare feuding over future of Hollywood store

The campaign to save the building is "more likely to permanently close our doors than anything else we have faced to date," the store’s owners say.

Googie-style Covina Bowl could be partially preserved as part of townhouse development

But don’t lace up your shoes just yet: Bowling is not coming back.

Historic Arroyo del Rey will not be gifted to USC

The owner of the Pasadena landmark cites an "unmendable chasm in the vision of heritage conservation."

Councilmember wants higher fines for ‘unscrupulous developers’ who work without permits

Right now, fees aren’t steep enough to discourage a contractor from going beyond what they’re approved to do, says City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

Thorough restoration—not demolition—underway on Case Study House No. 21

One of the most important homes in Los Angeles was starting to slip downhill.


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Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, restored to its 1920s beauty

The architect’s first LA project has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Facing redevelopment, Miracle Mile tavern Tom Bergin’s named LA landmark

Preservationists say the tavern earned "a reputation as one of the most iconic and beloved places to imbibe" in Los Angeles.

Glimpse inside Proper Hotel in Santa Monica, opening in June

Rooms, which feature colors and textures reminiscent of a fancy graham cracker, will start at about $420 a night.

What is USC doing to care for LA’s most important architecture?

News broke last week about the theft of furniture from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Freeman House in Hollywood, raising questions about how the university stewards historic homes.

With demolition ‘off the table,’ Neutra’s stunning Chuey House now asks $6.3M

After moving the original home, buyers could replace it with a megamansion.

Times Mirror Square, longtime home of the LA Times, is now a landmark

The property owner plans to raze a portion of the newly landmarked complex to build a pair of high-rises.

City committee approves landmarking some—but not all—of Times Mirror Square

The committee did not support historic status for the unpopular 1970s-era addition by modernist William Pereira.

Sneak peek at the future of Skid Row’s once-beautiful Fire Station No. 23

After languishing for years, the opulent old firehouse, which appeared in Ghostbusters, is about to make a comeback.

After a fire, Arts District’s historic Pickle Works building faces demolition

It’s "a devastating loss to the early industrial heritage of the city and a community of artists who helped establish the Arts District in the 1970s and ’80s," says the LA Conservancy.

Silver Lake Texaco station to be relocated, repurposed as snack shack along LA River

City committee votes not to pursue landmarking the property.

City commission delays Frank Gehry’s Sunset Strip development

It put a hold on a demolition permit for a landmarked bank building.

Historic Lincoln Heights church wins $150K preservation award

The Los Angeles base for United Farm Workers, César Chavez gave speeches at the church, and it served as a hub of organizing for the Chicano Movement in the 1960s and ’70s.

West Hollywood commissioners have major reservations about French Market redevelopment

The project would preserve the market building—but is that even possible?

Plans emerge to turn former West Hollywood brothel into boutique hotel

Built in 1927, Piazza del Sol is located right on the Sunset Strip.

1930s Streamline Moderne in Fairfax headed for landmark status

"A rare and remarkable intact example" of the style.

Landmark effort for Times Mirror Square breezes through cultural heritage commission

Landmarking could complicate Onni’s plans to redevelop the site as a mixed-use campus.

Fencing is up at Parker Center, where demolition is getting underway

A last-ditch effort to save the structure failed, and now work is underway to wipe the former LAPD headquarters off the map.

Are older rent-controlled buildings in trouble under LA’s new transit density policy?

The new rules are being put to the test in one of Hollywood’s oldest neighborhoods.

Crossroads of the World redevelopment threatens ‘one of the finest examples’ of Hollywood Regency style

The garden apartments are slated to be torn down to make way for a new hotel and hundreds of new apartments and condos.

1930s Streamline Moderne designed by William Kesling safe from demolition—for now

Kesling was a master of the style, but fewer than two dozen examples of his work remain in Los Angeles.