Episode #72: West Hollywood Preservationists Arise

Join us this week as we talk with preservation advocate Kate Eggert about the grave threat facing two notable West Hollywood buildings, a 1938 Wurdman & Beckett Streamline Moderne animal hospital and a 1959 Barry Berkus Mid-Century Modern office building. We’ll also visit with architect Jen Dunbar, head of the recently formed advocacy group West Hollywood Preservation Alliance, to learn how community members are banding together to bring an awareness of historic preservation to a neighborhood that’s packed with architectural gems and demolition permits.

We’ll also discuss a proposal to put a bike path in the Los Angeles River, the 2014 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Awards (interviewee Jen Dunbar sits on the jury), our preservation concerns as the last tenant leaves the art deco Lincoln Heights Jail and some long-hidden historic details are revealed as the Rosslyn Hotel is renovated for formerly homeless tenants. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of June 30th.

Photo: Dr. Eugene C. Jones Animal Hospital (1938) Wurdeman & Becket, Architects (From the Bruce Becket Archives).

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Save the SMB Streamline Moderne on Facebook.

Los Angeles Magazine coverage of the preservation threat. 

Melrose Triangle EIR information sheet on the Barry Berkus-designed office building

Kate Eggert & Krisy Gosney’s Dead History Project.

West Hollywood Preservation Alliance website.

News report on the restoration of Atascadero City Hall and statue restoration report.

Flickr photoset of our tour of the Atascadero City Hall (and some road trip scenes).

A proposal to run a bike path in the Los Angeles River.

2014 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Awards Jury.

The Lincoln Heights Jail is empty.

Rosslyn Hotel skylight exposed.

 

July LAVA Sunday Salon

LAVA event — LAVA Crime Lab: Crash & Spatter.

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is now available