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Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

Boxing bouts and murderous mothers: tales from an historic Irving Boulevard home

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Across the street from Getty House in Windsor Square is a home at 620 S. Irving Blvd. with a history and notoriety so rich that, in 1996, the home was designated City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark No. 628. “The Jack Doyle House,” as it was named for its first owner, was built in 1919 […]

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Harold A. Henry Park in Windsor Village: Wood family property now a public park

Harold A. Henry Park in Windsor Village: Wood family property now a public park

| September 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

What today is known as Harold A. Henry Park was once a family compound consisting of five houses. Dr. Eldie Preston (E.P.) Wood came to Los Angeles in the early 1900s and decided to invest in property. He liked the area between Wilshire Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard (then still 10th Street). The odd-shaped parcel he […]

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LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

LACMA unveils renderings of gallery interiors and floor plans for the new building’s two levels

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the last remnants of the 1965 William Pereira-designed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) disappear, passers-by can imagine the vast amount of open space that will be under and around the new LACMA structure. One can envision dining inside the two-story-high interior of the new Ray’s & Stark Bar or on the terrace […]

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Real Estate Sales for August

Real Estate Sales for August

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Vacancies on rise on Blvd. and nearby

Vacancies on rise on Blvd. and nearby

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

As reported in previous months, there have been a number of retail and other commercial spaces that appear vacant or “For Lease” along Larchmont Boulevard and in the immediate neighborhood. Although the situation has predated COVID-19 closures, the pandemic clearly is having an additional negative effect on tenants and landlords. Restaurants and retail stores, if […]

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On Preservation: Turns out that ‘Missing Middle Housing’ has been here all along

On Preservation: Turns out that ‘Missing Middle Housing’ has been here all along

| September 2, 2020 | 1 Comment

It must be the heat. The dog days of summer in Los Angeles are when our climate takes a break from its normal programming to remind us that we do indeed live in a desert. The heat turns up to broiling, and the sun bleaches the color out of everything. The senses dull, and a […]

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