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It was more than a decade ago when a gay couple, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, bought and fixed up an aging bungalow on Waterloo Street, befriended the Latino neighbors and eventually made the indy 2006 film “Quinceañera,” a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Echo Park gentrification. The film was inspired by the quinceañera of Leslie Campos, whose family lived next door to Glatzer and Westmoreland but were forced to move out after another Latino family bought their rental property. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Glatzer-Westmoreland bungalow, another Latino family left once work began on a condo complex, according to an L.A. Times story. This week, one of the condos in that building at 1017 Waterloo Street – a two bedroom, three bath unit – went up for sale at an asking price of $535,000, according to Redfin.
The unit features bamboo floors, a backyard and mountain views, according to the Listing. But Glatzer and Westmoreland were not fond of the idea of the condos next door, according to the 2006 Times story:
The directors went to City Hall to fight it, but now the concrete foundation is in place for a four-unit condo complex, and the former residents, a Latino family, have relocated to South-Central.