A great way to become acquainted (or re-acquainted) with the unique character of downtown LA.
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. Explore Downtown's hidden gems such as the Central Library, Angels Flight, and the Bradbury Building on the Historic Downtown Walking Tour.