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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.


February 18, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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All ages.
Things to Know
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office adjacent to the museum's North Parking Lot.
Special Parking Instructions
Ample free public parking is available in the public garage across from Palm Springs Art Museum.
Photography Credits
Primary Image Photo Credit Century Plaza Hotel: Yamasaki Associates Secondary Image Photo Credit Kronish House: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10) Tertiary Image Photo Credit McDonalds: L.A. Conservancy archives


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Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater
101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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