Preservationists eye CBS’ Television City’s future

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

CBS CORPORATION may be interested in marketing the 25-acre property at Beverly and Fairfax

Can the CBS lot be saved?

The Los Angeles Conservancy recently submitted a nomination to designate the storied CBS Television City complex as a city Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM).

The move follows news that CBS Corporation may be interested in marketing the 25-acre property at Beverly and Fairfax. A possible sale has raised widespread concern over the fate of the site, identified as National Register-eligible in Los Angeles’ SurveyLA.

Landmark designation will offer protection to the property by requiring preservation design review and approval through the city’s Office of Historic Resources, according to the Conservancy website.

Opened in 1952, the complex is the first large-scale facility designed for television production in the U.S. Architecture firm Pereira & Luckman designed the buildings, which contain soundstages, studios, editing rooms, offices, rehearsal halls, shops, and storage. Interior flexibility was key: studio walls, and even some exterior walls, could be moved and rearranged to accommodate the needs of specific productions.

CARROLL O’CONNOR played the infamous Archie Bunker in “All in the Family.”

Shows that were produced here include “The Carol Burnett Show” and “All in the Family.”

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