A foreclosure ends a Victorian dream in Angeleno Heights

Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. But, since she is no longer a resident, Levine must eventually abandon her board seat.

Levine, unlike some preservationists, also had a deep interest in other neighborhood issues and causes beyond restoring Lincrusta wallpaper or replicating Victorian-era landscaping. Maryann Hayashi, executive director for Central City Action Committee, recalls that many Angeleno Heights residents were less than thrilled when her group, which runs a youth program and graffiti-paint out crew, moved into the restored Old Firehouse No. 6. Levine, however, was one of the exceptions. “She was one of the first to welcome the kids. She understood that we were filling a real need for the youth in our community and supported us.”

Who in Angeleno Heights is going to fill Levine’s void? It’s not clear. Her former home, listed for sale at $879,000, went into escrow this week.

Middle photo from the California State Library via Big Orange Landmarks.

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