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Learning From Los Angeles: Strategies for Saving Modern Buildings
February 18, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm |
Los Angeles Conservancy President & CEO Linda Dishman shares stories of how the nonprofit group has worked to save significant modern buildings from demolition. She reveals strategies and tactics that have rallied community support, convinced private developers, and sparked action from elected officials to successfully preserve dozens of historic structures throughout Los Angeles County. Some of the buildings featured in this presentation include the Kronish House (Richard Neutra 1954, Beverly Hills), the Century Plaza Hotel (Minoru Yamasaki 1966, Los Angeles), and the oldest remaining McDonalds (Stanley Clark Mestron, 1953, Downey).
Presenter: Linda Dishman has led the Los Angeles Conservancy for twenty-five years. Her passion for saving historic places through advocacy and education has inspired people and communities to understand the importance of history and place, and the need to preserve it. Before coming to the Conservancy she worked in preservation at the City of Pasadena, the Office of Historic Preservation, and the National Park Service.