Explore the former financial heart of the city.
It's hard to believe the now-iconic Los Angeles Central Library was once in danger of receding from view, but it's true. Rather than idly watch a local architectural treasure vanish from the skyline, the people of Los Angeles, prompted by the possible loss of such a beloved landmark, created the Los Angeles Conservancy; an institution built to educate the public and advocate LA's historic preservation. 35 year later, the Conservancy has grown into one of the strongest and most dynamic membership-based nonprofits in LA, and it shows no signs of relinquishing its mission to preserve the city’s valuable cultural heritage. One of the best, easiest, and most pocket-friendly ways to support the longstanding organization is to check out one of its famous walking tours. Go back in time with this tour of LA's one-time premier business district on the Downtown Renaissance Walking Tour.