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Postwar apartment complex in Venice gets $200-million makeover
Postwar apartment complex in Venice gets $200-million makeover

Lincoln Place, a vast housing community for former G.I.'s and other young people who flocked to Los Angeles after World War II, is making a comeback through a $200-million makeover that keeps its Midcentury style intact. The giant garden apartment complex in Venice that was the subject of a long, successful fight by preservationists to save its open spaces is again emerging as a community attractive to young people new to the city. Unlike the early 1950s, these days Lincoln Place residents seem more likely to have dogs than children. Insurance underwriter Nicole Mastrolia, 28, and her Shih Tzu, Bella, live in an upstairs unit with boyfriend Bryan Brown, 27, and his Australian...

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