This three-year local initiative focused on the conservation of Los Angeles County's rich architectural heritage. Preserve L.A. grants supported the preservation of a wide variety of buildings and sites that are of architectural, historical, and cultural significance. Funded projects were designed to strengthen the practice of architectural conservation and to serve as models for the preservation of other historic buildings and sites in the region. From 2000 to 2003, 54 grants were awarded totaling $3.8 million to such landmarks as the Gamble House in Pasadena and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, as well as to significant community resources including the Far East Building in Little Tokyo, the Lopez Adobe in the city of San Fernando, and the Second Baptist Church in South Los Angeles.