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South LA Architecture: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas's Favorite Structures (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 03/ 3/2012 2:13 pm Updated: 03/ 8/2012 1:25 pm

Architecture in Los Angeles has always helped to define and display this city's cultural heritage. Whether it be a modern museum or a Craftsman bungalow, everywhere you turn, you see a building that tells a story.

LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas knows this and wants to protect it. On Feb. 14, Ridley-Thomas approved a motion "directing the Regional Planning Department to develop historic preservation strategies for the unincorporated areas of the County," wrote the Supervisor.

To celebrate this intention to preserve our architecture, Ridley-Thomas is sharing his top ten favorite architectural sites within the Second District, South LA.

The Board of Supervisors will be posting a new site every month for the rest of the year.

UPDATE: The Village Green has been chosen by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for the month of March. View the new site below and learn more at Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' website.

Submissions, supplemental audio overviews, voting and news of the motion can be found on Ridley-Thomas' website.

Browse Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas's picks below:

The Village Green
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Sir Thomas More published the book Utopia in 1516 and simultaneously gave birth to the enduring quest for the perfect place to dwell. Yes, that's an exaggeration. The concept of the ideal city far predates More. In antiquity, mighty capitals often were constructed to align with the stars: Machu Picchu, ancient Persepolis and Peru's Cuzco. So how does Village Green fit into this grand lineage?

To learn more about the Village Green, please visit Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' website.

Photo courtesy of Mark Thomas-Ridley
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