Tag: Reuven Gradon

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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Home at 361 N. Citrus Ave., one year later

Home at 361 N. Citrus Ave., one year later

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The reaction throughout Los Angeles to the sudden demolition last year of an historic 1927 Tudor-style home at 361 N. Citrus Ave., on the southwest corner of Oakwood Ave., was like a roar of outrage that echoed everywhere. Tinyurl.com/y2j8s5xq is just one example. There are nearly 100 other online references to the destruction of the […]

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On Preservation: Of log cabins and lost heritage in our communities

On Preservation: Of log cabins and lost heritage in our communities

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

In early January, a controversy broke out between the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood over the preservation of one of the unlikeliest monuments. In deciding to cash in on the flurry of development that is taking place up and down the small stretch of Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, between Santa Monica and […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘Historic Citrus Ave. home quickly demolished’ Considering the blatantly illegal steps that were taken to demolish 361 N. Citrus — actions that were specifically designed to cover up and deceive — I challenge even the most hardened “property libertarian” to find any justification whatsoever in the owners’ actions. While they certainly had the “right” to […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, House Demolished

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, House Demolished

| December 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

‘Historic Citrus Ave. house quickly demolished’ This is so sad and infuriating! Having been in the home many times, I can attest that it had been lovingly and professionally maintained and was NOT a teardown. In fact, there had been recent upgrades to the plumbing, etc. The deceptive way [the buyers] went about it is […]

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On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells  of loss of ‘memory,  continuity and identity’

On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells of loss of ‘memory, continuity and identity’

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Few names in the recent memory of our neighborhood have fallen further into ignominy than that of Reuven Gradon, who through mendacious flattery and lies purchased the Tudor gem of a home formerly located at 361 N. Citrus Avenue and then promptly carried out its demolition. He also made the decision to forego the statutory […]

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