It’s been a little more than a year since city officials gathered to honor the restoration of the Lincoln Park Gateway, a tile and concrete ceremonial entrance at the north end of the park that had undergone a $390,000 renovation. On Thursday, the the Art Deco-style gateway – which features rebuilt and repaired tiles, fountains, walls and lanterns – was honored once again, this time by the L.A. Conservancy, which paid tribute to the project with one of its annual Preservation Awards.
The conservancy noted that the Lincoln Heights landmark -which dates from 1933 – was constructed and restored during tough economic times:
The Lincoln Park Gateway—built during the Great Depression and restored during the Great Recession, all with public funds—is a testament to the commitment of Angelenos to their cultural heritage, even during the toughest of times.
Restoration of the gateway involved the removal of up to 20 layers of paint and the recreation of four electric lanterns. The Preservation Award for the Lincoln Park Gateway and other recipients – including the Catalina Casino in Avalon and the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles Tower – will be presented during a May 10 ceremony.