Tag: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument

Nightmare on Wilton Place: Another historic home lost

Nightmare on Wilton Place: Another historic home lost

| April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is a disturbance in the atmosphere of the leafy community of Wilton Place. A house has been brutally vandalized. Tragically, it is a familiar story: 215 S. Wilton Pl., a treasured historic home, built in 1907 and designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1992, and also within the Wilton Place National Historic District, […]

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Tom Bergin’s heads to Cultural Heritage Nov. 1

Tom Bergin’s heads to Cultural Heritage Nov. 1

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The city Cultural Heritage Commission will consider historic preservation status for iconic neighborhood tavern, Tom Bergin’s, at a hearing on Nov. 1 at City Hall. The hearing will precede a vote to determine whether to consider making the tavern a city of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM), according to Ken Hixon, vice president of the […]

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Machine Age brewery coming to Firestone site

Machine Age brewery coming to Firestone site

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

You will have to wait a little longer to enjoy a brew at the historic Streamline Moderne Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. building at the corner of Eighth Street. and La Brea Avenue. The building’s Machine Age design was considered ultra modern when it opened in 1938, and plans for a restaurant and microbrewery at […]

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Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced its annual Preservation Awards recipients for 2018, recognizing outstanding achievement in preservation of Los Angeles County’s architectural heritage. One winner is very local. Gas station to fuel station Noted as a prime example of car culture by the Conservancy, the Streamline Moderne-style Gilmore service station at Willoughby and […]

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Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new owners of the home at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. have been urged by the city, neighbors and preservationists to follow the guidelines required for an Historic-Cultural Landmark. But the change from natural stone to painted beige and white, the white iron fence around the perimeter and the statuary are not in keeping with […]

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Council votes brings historic status to Johnie’s Coffee Shop

Council votes brings historic status to Johnie’s Coffee Shop

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s official. One of the finest examples of Googie architectural style is in our own backyard: Johnie’s Coffee Shop, at Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. The L.A. Conservancy nominated the 50’s diner for a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and the City Council approved the honor last month for the bright red-and-blue building. The historic designation  protects […]

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