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Written by Jennifer Morales   
Monday, 17 March 2008
The Los Angeles City Council voted to designate the former home of Los Angeles poet and novelist Charles Bukowski at 5124 De Longpre in Hollywood a Historic-Cultural Monument.  The designation moved forward without any further debate and was based solely on the recommendation of the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission.

Charles Bukowski lived in the landmarked bungalow from 1963 to 1974 and wrote his first book, "Post Office", there, embarking on his writing career.  Another work, "Women" is set in that bungalow.  In addition to Mr. Bukowski's former home, the property contains several other bungalows and apartments, all built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style between 1922 and 1926.  Now boarded up and fenced off, the property was acquired by a developer who wanted to tear down the structures and replace them with condominiums.  This spurred preservationists into action and on February 26, 2008, the entire property was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument under the name of "Bukowski Court".

Supporters of the landmark designation are exploring options for preserving the location and turning it into a cultural center.

Source:  Reuters, L.A. set to save writer Charles Bukowski's home
By Dan Whitcomb, 21 February 2008

Source:  5124 De Longpre Ave

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2008 )

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