Study Finds 57 WeHo Commercial Buildings of Historic Significance

8980 Santa Monica Blvd. (Heritage Classics) is a 1.5-story automobile sales showroom in the Spanish Colonial Revival style built in 1931 as the Howard Preston Co. Ford Dealership.
8980 Santa Monica Blvd. (Heritage Classics) is a 1.5-story automobile sales showroom in the Spanish Colonial Revival style built in 1931 as the Howard Preston Co. Ford Dealership.
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Grant Rutter (@Grants__Rants)

Thanks for posting. i found this all fascinating. I drive by these places and am always curious what they were before. I always wondered the significance of 902 Westbourne Drive, across from 24 Hour Fitness.

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Lets face it, West Hollywood didn’t become a city until decades after these buildings went up. I see no compelling reason to keep them. They are just generic buildings that are duplicated all over L.A. county.

J Simmons
J Simmons
5 years ago

HOW MUCH DID “THIS STUDY” cost the coty and WHY did they commission it. There is a current clear history that weho city hall doesn’t care about “historic buildings” WHEN THEY WANT THEIR .NEW PROJECTS to be whete a clearly historic building now stands.

Why spend so much money for a report the City hasn’t followed and won’t in its ongoing overbuildig?

Preservation opportunity
Preservation opportunity
5 years ago

Pasadena has the same type of buildings in Old Town and South Pasadena. The residents and the business community loves them and care for them. How about that for a plan?

Tom Smart
Tom Smart
5 years ago

I realize you can’t save everything but it’d be nice to hear from the city as to what they believe IS worth saving.

Larry
5 years ago

Fellow Weho-ians: It’s time to tear these buildings down! It’s reprehensible that in this day and age our City Council cannot get rid of these unsightly and unseemly buildings. I’m not sure what ol’ John Heilman is up to with his obsession with these buildings, but we will see. It’s sad to see another part of our community on the chopping “Block”, but it’s time to start thinking about the future and what we want our city to be. Frankly, half the buildings on this list have no historical significance and the rest should be cleared away, especially those on… Read more »

SaveWeho
SaveWeho
5 years ago

We should now make a list of the ugliest buildings in town and proceed with demonstrations to have them removed. Whats interesting is drive by a few of these “new” style boxed buildings with wood-planked siding that were built about 10 years ago. They look horrible, dilapidated, etc. The wood needs replaced or refinished again. Hysterical how some of these old buildings in this article still stand the test of time and the new stuff is barely standing.

mike dunn
mike dunn
5 years ago

There are many buildings in West Hollywood that were not mentioned including Long Hall and the other WPA building in Plummer Park. But I guess the city did not want to mention them sense they want to tear them down. Also missing but hated is the MTA facility at 8800 Santa Monica Bl. The building is unique and the property, what is left of it , is extremely significant in that Sherman (West Hollywood ) was developed around it as the Pacific Electric. The rest of the original property is now the PDC which contains one of the ugliest buildings… Read more »

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

@Justin K: “Old Queens”??? Is your disrespectful, rude attitude representative of “progress”?

Tom Smart
Tom Smart
5 years ago

I’m appalled that Justin’s hateful comment was approved.

Justin Knoltie
Justin Knoltie
5 years ago

These places are dumps and should be crushed. Its these old queens in this city that try and block us from progress.

luca d
luca d
5 years ago

come on weho city council, tear them down !
you know you want to.
just raze them and build something grand and tall and boxy, with wood planks, they’re sustainable !
rip them all down. think of all the parking and unaffordable housing you treasure. or perhaps, a hotel, we need hotels, badly.

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