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Sunset Strip Tower Records to be Razed
Monday, 04 February 2008
The vacant Tower Records building on the Sunset Strip is due to be torn down and replaced with a combination office building/retail/health club establishment.  Preservationists have been working to save the building, constructed in 1971 in the hopes of turning it into a museum highlighting the history of rock and roll music in Los Angeles.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 February 2008 )
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Yamashiro and the Magic Castle For Sale
Friday, 08 February 2008
Yamashiro and the Magic Castle, Hollywood institutions for decades, are for sale by the descendants of Thomas O. Glover.  The family-owned 10-acre plot of land on a hill behind Grauman's Chinese theater has been attracting the attention of developers for years and the family has lately been entertaining offers.  A stipulation of the land sale is that Yamashiro and the Magic Castle must continue to operate undisturbed, but that hasn't stopped Hollywood Heritage from pursuing a Historic-Cultural Resource designation for Yamashiro.
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 February 2008 )
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FAQ: Is My Property Designated Historic?
Thursday, 07 February 2008
Here at PreserveLA, we have recently received a number of inquiries from individuals asking how to find out if a particular property has been landmarked, or otherwise designated as a historic resource.  The answer to this question is seemingly simple, but actually finding out can be frustrating if you do not already know where to look.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 April 2008 )
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Forum on Preservation Ordinance Changes
Tuesday, 05 February 2008
The Office of Historic Resources and the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) invite you to participate in a special Commission policy workshop on February 7, 2008 - a meeting that will provide the first public forum to discuss a significant overhaul of the City's historic preservation ordinance.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 February 2008 )
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L.A. River Bridges Declared Monuments
Friday, 01 February 2008
Eleven bridges spanning the Los Angeles river were declared Historic-Cultural Monuments by the Los Angeles City Council on January 30, 2008.  Constructed between 1909 and 1944, a total of fourteen bridges on the river have received this designation.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 February 2008 )
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