Tag: Los Angeles Conservancy

Places have power; historical ones ground us

Places have power; historical ones ground us

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hello, again! It’s been a little over a decade since this column was last published, and I was thrilled to be asked to share my thoughts on preservation with you. Time has marched on, but the cause of preserving our neighborhoods and landmarks is still a relevant topic throughout Los Angeles today. Larchmont Chronicle publisher John […]

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Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

Hancock Park leader Leonard Hill dead at 68

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

The squire of the landmark La Casa de las Campanas (House of the Bells) on N. June St. and a leader in the national movement to protect the zoning of single-family neighborhoods, Leonard F. Hill, died peacefully at his home on June 7. A resident of Hancock Park since 1986, Leonard Hill long had a […]

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Los Angeles: growing up with character, density?

Los Angeles: growing up with character, density?

| April 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

As part of the Larchmont Chronicle’s continuing coverage of a proposed anti-growth ballot initiative that seeks to ban much construction in the City of Los Angeles for two years, the Chronicle is reprinting a thoughtful and relevant article on how the Los Angeles Conservancy is addressing this matter. The article, now edited slightly, first appeared […]

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Paul Williams building among historic preservation winners

Paul Williams building among historic preservation winners

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building in West Adams and designed by Paul Revere Williams is among awardees at the Los Angeles Conservancy 35th annual Preservation Awards. Awardees will be honored at a luncheon on Thurs., May 5 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The nine award recipients recognized for outstanding […]

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Historic status for Farmers Insurance building passes hurdle

Historic status for Farmers Insurance building passes hurdle

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Farmers Insurance building tower at 4680 Wilshire Blvd. is being considered to become a Historic Cultural Monument, and the application  was unanimously approved at a meeting of the Cultural Heritage Commission in December. The 1920s building and surrounding 10 acres were purchased by CIM developers in mid-year. Community residents attended the meeting to support the […]

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