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


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.

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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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