Episode #84: Saving a Streamline Moderne Gem in West Hollywood

Join us this week as we talk with Kate Eggert & Krisy Gosney of the Save the Santa Monica Boulevard Streamline Moderne campaign, for the riveting saga of their astounding grassroots preservation efforts to save these important structures from what looked to be certain demolition.

We’ll also discuss the return of swap meet vendors to Echo Park lake, a modernist Bakersfield architecture tour, the slow path to L.A.‘s anti-mcmansion ordinance and a possible community notification system for demolition permit requests affecting older buildings. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of September 29th, 2014.

Photo: Wurdeman & Beckett’s 1938 remodel of the Jones Dog & Cat Hospital at Melrose Triangle in West Hollywood

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Vendors return to Echo Park Lake.

Bakersfield Built: Architecture of the 1930s events.

Steve Lopez muses on the slow path to an anti-mansionization ordinance.

A proposed public notification for demolition permits presented to the CHC (pdf link).

Save the Santa Monica Boulevard Streamline Moderne campaign on Facebook.

Dead History Project website.