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LA Conservancy to Honor Standout Preservation Projects

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Tomorrow afternoon, the Los Angeles Conservancy will honor nine projects and one individual representative of the best achievements in preservation of last year. In its 28th year, the list offers a variety of undertakings, from the successful bid to recognize our sprawling and magnificent Griffith Park as a Historic Cultural Monument to the refurbishing of longstanding meccas of culture like the Mark Taper Forum, the revitalization of the eatery behind some much-loved sandwiches, and the re-purposing of a onetime giant of industry as a place to call home. [Full list after the jump.]

While tickets to the prestigious luncheon might be a bit much for most of us to afford, honoring the awardees can be as simple as admiring their work in a photograph to paying a visit to the location itself. And, of course, to be sure the Conservancy--you know, those nutjobs who first banded together in the late 70s to counter the culture of destroy and build bigger and newer--can keep doing their work, consider supporting their efforts by becoming a member, and/or attending one of their many wonderful tours or events.

2009 PRESERVATION AWARDS
PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Robert W. Winter, Ph.D

PROJECT AWARDS: Biscuit Company Lofts; Cole’s, Originators of the French Dip; First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pasadena; Griffith Park City of Los Angeles HCM Application; Hollywood Palladium; La Laguna de San Gabriel HSR/Preservation Plan; Malibu Pier; Mark Taper Forum; Pisgah Village.