Tag: Los Angeles Conservancy

Does the past have a future in Hollywood? Not according to Plan

Does the past have a future in Hollywood? Not according to Plan

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The calendar has turned, and a new year is underway. Resolutions invariably find their way into the conversation. Resolutions are usually personal, something we commit to because we want to change a habit, become a better or healthier person. Resolutions enter the public realm through a community plan, a collective resolve to create a livable […]

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Walking tours for health, interest

Walking tours for health, interest

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year was to amp up the number of steps you tread each day, try checking out the collection of guided and self-guided walking tours put together by the Los Angeles Conservancy. A Conservancy-guided walk can add about 3,000 steps, or about one and a half miles, to […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Telling the stories of Los Angeles through preservation of its buildings is often hard work.  There are the formal processes:  Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) guidelines and the people to implement them, nomination of individual buildings (CBS Television City and the Musician’s Union, most recently) to the Cultural Heritage Commission. Many committed people throughout the […]

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APRIL 5:  Conservancy looks ahead to next 40 years

APRIL 5: Conservancy looks ahead to next 40 years

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Conservancy is not resting on its laurels but looking ahead — to the next 40 years — in a panel discussion Thurs., April 5 at the Los Angeles Central Library. It was the library’s proposed demolition four decades ago that inspired the Conservancy’s formation. The event, “The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles; […]

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Machine Age brewery coming to Firestone site

Machine Age brewery coming to Firestone site

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

You will have to wait a little longer to enjoy a brew at the historic Streamline Moderne Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. building at the corner of Eighth Street. and La Brea Avenue. The building’s Machine Age design was considered ultra modern when it opened in 1938, and plans for a restaurant and microbrewery at […]

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Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced its annual Preservation Awards recipients for 2018, recognizing outstanding achievement in preservation of Los Angeles County’s architectural heritage. One winner is very local. Gas station to fuel station Noted as a prime example of car culture by the Conservancy, the Streamline Moderne-style Gilmore service station at Willoughby and […]

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