The new owner of 100 Delfern Dr. commenced demolition without the requisite permits.
The previous homeowner put the HHHOA on notice of the new buyer’s actions and we reached out to the L.A. Conservancy, specifically, Linda Dishman, its President and CEO. She contacted the Office of Historic Resources (OHR), and the demolition was halted.
Councilmember Paul Koretz had previously initiated a Historic Cultural Monument (HCM) application (prior to demolition) and the OHR was in direct contact with the property’s architect confirming no further permits could be issued because of the requested HCM designation.
100 Delfern Dr. is rich with historical significance. Designed by the famous architect, Paul R. Williams in 1938, the residence was occupied by numerous celebrities, including: Eva Gabor, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, Katharine Hepburn, Anita Louise, and Buddy Adler.
The OHR will be moving forward with the request before the Cultural Heritage Commission at a hearing scheduled for: November 7th at 10:00 a.m. located at:
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Please consider attending to show your support!
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