03/03/2012 02:13 pm ET Updated Mar 08, 2012

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

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: