Slide Show: Get a Look at the Los Angeles Conservancy 2016 Preservation Award Winners


When the Los Angeles Public Library floated the idea of demolishing Central Library in 1978, fans of historic architecture came together to form the Los Angeles Conservancy. Three years later the organization, which has grown to become the largest local preservation group in America, held their first awards ceremony to honor restoration projects. This year’s class of winners includes the city of Los Angeles LGBT history statement and eight historic buildings including a Moorish library, a railroad hospital, and homes by pioneering modernists Richard Neutra and RM Schindler. The awards will be presented at the Biltmore Hotel on May 5. 

Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria
[R. B. Young & Plummer, Wurdeman, & Becket, 1904 and 1935]
648 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Brand Library and Art Center
[Nathaniel Dryden, 1904]
1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA 91201

Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building
[Paul R. Williams, 1949]
1999 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Hollenbeck Terrace
[H. L. Gilman, 1938]
610 South St. Louis Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing, VA Campus
[Veterans Administration Construction Services, 1945]
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90073

Hotel Normandie
[Walker & Eisen, 1926]
605 Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Kronish House
[Richard Neutra, 1954]
9439 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90210

Van Dekker House
[R. M. Schindler, 1940]
19950 W. Collier Street
Los Angeles, CA 91364