BOYLE HEIGHTS – The Japanese Hospital was almost never built. The idea for the hospital was conceived during the 1920s at a time when Japanese ... Read More »
BOYLE HEIGHTS — Passersby have begun to notice the first visible signs of a massive overhaul planned for the landmark Sears building at Olympic Boulevard ... Read More »
BOYLE HEIGHTS — During the more than 20 years it sat vacant, the former Linda Vista Hospital overlooking Hollenbeck Park was popular with film crews, ... Read More »
The City Council on Wednesday approved declaring three properties in Echo Park, Elysian Heights and Mount Washington as historic cultural monuments, including the former home of ... Read More »
A Craftsman bungalow in Silver Lake once threatened with demolition is now in the process of being restored. But the story is different on the ... Read More »
ECHO PARK — Developed over more than a century, Echo Park’s housing stock includes a wide variety of styles, from Craftsman and Spanish Colonial bungalows ... Read More »
Miles away from the coast, in a narrow canyon near what is now Dodger Stadium, generations of navy and marine reservists were trained to fight ... Read More »
ECHO PARK - A new, space-age-like chandelier now hangs over the lobby of the historic Jensen's Recreation Center on Sunset Boulevard. The new chandelier may not reflect the brick building's vintage style but it certainly does make for a fancy entrance.
HIGHLAND PARK — Passersby have been watching as the long-time home of Frank’s Highland Park undergoes a renovation, revealing a row of old windows and brickwork that had been covered up for decades by a large yellow and blue sign.
For lovers of old homes, the flipper is often a foe when it comes to preserving a building's historic charm and character. In addition to ripping out original built-in cabinets and tile, one of the most common old house features to wind up in the dumpster is molding - the decorative wood or plaster trim found around doorways and at the top and bottom of walls. Now, urban homesteader and Root Simple blogger Erik Knutzen of Silver Lake wants flippers to think twice before they rip out that molding.
Two hours? Three hours? The reopening tonight of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House has drawn huge crowds to Barnsdall Art Park, where the landmark home will remain open for 24 hours to celebrate the completion of a $4.75 million renovation.
ATWATER VILLAGE -- The local tile and pottery factories of Gladding McBean & Co. at one point churned everything from pipes to the legendary "Desert Rose" dishware pattern sold under the Franciscan label according to a neighborhood history. The 40-acre Gladding, McBean plant on Los Feliz Boulevard was demolished in the early 1980s and replaced with the shopping center that now houses Best Buy, Costco and other retails. But next door on the on Perlita Street is a reminder of Gladding McBean ...
SILVER LAKE — Alarm bells have gone off among some preservation minded residents after a demolition notice was hung from the gate of a 109-year-old ... Read More »
LOS FELIZ — After being closed to the public for several years, the Hollyhock House, the famed landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will reopen ... Read More »
EAGLE ROCK — After raising $16,000 via an online fundraiser last year, the new owners of Cindy’s Coffee Shop began the job of repairing and ... Read More »