Sunset Junction Building Demolished as Silver Lake Activists Tried to Preserve it

Oops.

A building at Sunset Junction that some local preservationists hoped they could, well, save, went under the bulldozer over the weekend. The Eastsider LA reports that the demo'd building once housed a beloved bookstore, A Different Light, that seemed to kick off Silver Lake's renaissance in 1979.

According to the blog, the building at Santa Monica and Sunset boulevards was being targeted for at least partial preservation, including submission as a cultural-historical landmark, but ...

... on the day last month when the developer of a new housing project at the site met with neighborhood and local City Council reps no mention of taking down the building was made: Yet the developer took out a demo permit that day.

Preservationists hoped to at least save the buildings facades.

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