Efforts to win historic landmark status for a Boyle Heights farmhouse and an Echo Park apartment courtyard made some progress today. The Cultural Heritage Commission voted to support designating the 1886 Simon Francois Gless Farmhouse (pictured at top left) in Boyle Heights a historic cultural monument. The nomination now goes to the City Council for review. Boyle Heights preservationists nominated the former farmhouse because they feared it would eventually be demolished for new development that might be attracted to its proximity to the Mariachi Plaza Gold Line Station. The commission today also voted in favor of considering the Lento Brick Court, a 1926 Echo Park hillside courtyard, for landmark status.