Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Walt Disney Concert Hall

A molten blend of steel, music and psychedelic architecture, this iconic concert venue is the home base of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, but has also hosted contemporary bands such as Phoenix and classic jazz musici…
Top Choice Architecture in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Gamble House

This mansion in northwest central Pasadena has been called one of the 10 most architecturally significant homes in America, a 1908 masterpiece of California arts-and-crafts architecture built by Charles and Henry Gr…
Architecture in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Schindler House

The former home and studio of Vienna-born architect Rudolph Schindler (1887–1953) offers a fine primer on the modernist elements that so greatly influenced mid-century California architecture. The open floor plan, f…
Architecture in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Hollyhock House

Oil heiress Aline Barnsdall commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design this hilltop arts complex and residence in 1919. With its central courtyard, porches and pergolas, the residence is seen as a transitory moment i…
Architecture in Culver City & Mar Vista

Hayden Tract

Architecture fans gravitate to the block where Eric Owen Moss has turned a worn-out industrial compound into a hub of avant-garde architecture. Start with the Samitaur Tower on the corner of National and Hayden, a r…
Notable Building in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Greystone Mansion & Park

Known for inducing bouts of real-estate envy, this Tudor Revival mansion dates back to 1927. Hoover Dam architect Gordon Bernie Kaufmann designed the estate, which was a generous gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Dohen…
Notable Building in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Union Station

Built on the site of LA’s original Chinatown, Union Station opened in 1939 as America’s last grand rail station. It’s a glamorous exercise in Mission Revival style with art-deco and American Indian accents. The marb…
Architecture in Westlake & Koreatown

Chapman Plaza

It might look like an extravagant Spanish baroque villa, but this complex began life as one of the first drive-in markets in the western US. Opened in 1929, its design allowed motorists to access grocery stores in t…
Architecture in Westlake & Koreatown

Bullocks Wilshire

Clad in terracotta tiles and adorned with copper decorative motifs, this 1929 art-deco diva was the country’s first department store designed for shoppers arriving by car. Its main entrance was placed at the rear of…
Notable Building in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Eastern Columbia Building

Architect Claud Beelman's extraordinary 1929 Eastern Columbia Building is a masterpiece of art moderne architecture. Clad in turquoise-and-gold terracotta tiles, the 13-storey tower originally housed two clothing co…