LA Conservancy to Honor Standout Preservation Projects
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.