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An Exhibition of West Hollywood's Historic Properties

1355 Laurel

Historic WeHo

an Exhibit of Historic Properties in West Hollywood as photographed by Tony Coelho

Please note the library is currently closed due to COVID-19. You can view photos online from the exhibition here:

West Hollywood’s heritage is a rich inheritance of traditions, attributes, and cultural resources. Architectural heritage includes much more than preserving, displaying, or restoring a collection of historic buildings. It is both tangible and intangible. Ideas, stories, and other elements of who we are and how we identify ourselves are essential to the understanding of our place.

Preserving West Hollywood’s architectural and cultural heritage is integral to the growth and identity of West Hollywood. Through historic preservation, we are able to tell stories of times that preceded Cityhood and of people, events, and ideas that embrace the vibrancy of our City.

The City of West Hollywood has recognized the importance of preserving its cultural resources since its incorporation as a City in 1984. The City adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance in 1989 and has designated over eighty historic and cultural resources, including six historic districts.

In 2015, arts and planning staff began a project of documenting all of the City’s designated historic properties. This exhibition shows a selection of photographs from the over 80 properties that were documented by West Hollywood photographer Tony Coelho, representing a wide array of architectural styles and associations with well-known architects and builders. These images celebrate West Hollywood - recognizing our past, present, and future.





About the photographer:

Tony Coelho is a West Hollywood based photographer. Born and raised in an LA suburb by Portuguese immigrants, he then left home in 2000 to pursue a Bachelors degree in Film Studies and Communications. He took his education to the next level by going abroad and enrolling in a Masters program in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. His photography interest extend to portraiture and street photography. You can view more of his work on his website and Instagram account: .   IG: tonycphotos


For more information on this exhibit please contact:

Michael Che, Arts Coordinator, 323-848-6377.  @WeHoArts

On View Feb 7 to October 7, 2020 at the West Hollywood Library located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd during regular library hours (M--Th: 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sundays 1-5pm). Admission is free. 


There will be an exhibition reception in conjunction with a WeHo Reads book presentation on Friday, March 6, 2020, "WeHo Reads: Architects Who Built Southern California" by Antonio Gonzalez. The book reading and presentation will be held from 7-8 pm, with a Historic WeHo exhibit reception from 8-9 pm. RSVP required at


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