Tag: National Register of Historic Places

Wilshire Vista West now officially recognized as historic

Wilshire Vista West now officially recognized as historic

| March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s official — Wilshire Vista West is a City of Los Angeles “Historic District.” In early January, residents awoke to see city crews installing the distinctive latte-colored signs on lampposts within the six-block sector of Mid-City, which last October was listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical […]

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Kazor, 81, led creation of the Wilton Historic District

Kazor, 81, led creation of the Wilton Historic District

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Preservationist and Wilton Place resident Virginia “Ginny” Ernst Kazor died Sept. 8 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. She was 81. She came to local and national prominence by halting a proposed highway through her neighborhood. If approved, the plan, proposed in 1972, would have wiped out six homes on Wilton Place’s signature curvy road. Kazor’s […]

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Theatre recognized, but fight to save site continues

Theatre recognized, but fight to save site continues

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Fairfax Theatre was recently nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, but because the owner objects to the designation, the battle to preserve the 1929 theater continues. The California State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) voted unanimously July 30 to nominate the Fairfax Theatre to the National Register following a presentation by Steven Luftman. […]

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National Trust adds Ebell to list of places where women made history

National Trust adds Ebell to list of places where women made history

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Saving Places division announced in January 2020 a crowdsourcing campaign to find 1,000 places across America where women made history. The response to collecting these largely forgotten or undervalued […]

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Restored ‘Cleopatra’ to premiere for Chinese 90th anniversary

Restored ‘Cleopatra’ to premiere for Chinese 90th anniversary

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cecil B. DeMille’s newly restored 1934 film, “Cleopatra,” will premiere Mon., May 1 at The Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. The event — hosted by Hollywood Heritage, the TCL Chinese Theater and Universal Pictures — celebrates the 90th anniversary of the opening of the theater — one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks. It also […]

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Robby O’Donnell and Wilshire Park home win HPOZ awards

Robby O’Donnell and Wilshire Park home win HPOZ awards

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Wilshire Park entries were among winners of the city’s 2014 Office of Historic Resources Historic Preservation Overlay Zone awards. Robby O’Donnell, Bronson Ave., the only person among the honorees, won for being instrumental in placing Boulevard Heights on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. “I’m sure she was selected because of her […]

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