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Beverly Hills defeats move to weaken laws protecting historic buildings
Beverly Hills defeats move to weaken laws protecting historic buildings

Proponents of architectural preservation heaped praise on Beverly Hills three years ago for passing an ordinance that aimed to save significant buildings from the wrecking ball — or at least those that remained standing after owners knocked down Pickfair, the Friars Club, John Lautner's Shusett House and other pedigree places. The city has since granted landmark status to 26 properties — including the Beverly Hills Hotel, Greystone Mansion and the Virginia Robinson Estate and Garden — earning an A-plus on the Los Angeles Conservancy's countywide Preservation Report Card for 2014. To make the landmark designation process easier on homeowners, the Beverly...

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