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Brookside and the varied, winding paths to preservation

Brookside and the varied, winding paths to preservation

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Last month, we began a report on the possible creation of additional historic districts in the Greater Wilshire area — [“Room to Grow?: Preserving not-yet-designated historic districts”]. Let us begin our exploration of the undesignated historic districts of Greater Wilshire with a closer look at what SurveyLA refers to as the Wilshire Crest – Mullen […]

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Room to Grow?: Preserving not-yet-designated historic districts

Room to Grow?: Preserving not-yet-designated historic districts

| October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

I was having lunch with my friend, James Dastoli, who has newly moved with his family into a historic house located in the Wilton Place National Historic District. We had originally met through a group which was looking to set up an historic district in Los Feliz. James was successfully shepherding an historic district in […]

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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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McAvoy on Preservation: SurveyLA heralds achievements of African Americans

McAvoy on Preservation: SurveyLA heralds achievements of African Americans

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to our community. The physical history of African Americans in Los Angeles is chronicled in the places where people lived, worked, worshipped and fought for civil rights and made notable cultural achievements. Late last year, the City Planning Department’s […]

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Larchmont design firm among winners

Larchmont design firm among winners

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Among the eight recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Preservation Awards is CBS Columbia Square, Hollywood. Larchmont-based architects and landscape architects Rios Clementi Hale Studios was part of the project team that rehabilitated and upgraded the entertainment icon, which is today known as NeueHouse, 6121 Sunset Blvd. The seven-story complex of sound stages and recording […]

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City planner talks historic preservation with residents

City planner talks historic preservation with residents

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local residents filled the Windsor Room of the Wilshire Country Club Feb. 11 to hear Los Angeles principal city planner Ken Bernstein talk on a range of issues from historic preservation to city planning. Taking the podium, Bernstein was quick to point out that Los Angeles is a city with a rich architectural heritage that […]

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